Growing Sculptures

Seeing the image of Dryad IV reminded me of this favorite shot from last winter.  Finished sculptures are first sandblasted (to take off the mill scale and create a nice, even surface) and then the slow process of rusting them to their final patina begins.  This was during the wintertime, which is why they’re inside.  If they were outside, the water would freeze immediately on contact with the metal.  Quite pretty actually, but not the effect I’m after.  Instead, I water them like plants, tending them like a mini sculpture “garden.”