I look for ease of movement and spatial harmony in my steel mesh and metal ribbon sculpture, what Matisse called “arabesque”. The interaction of the steel mesh with its environment, including in most, with the cast shadow, allows me to capture the unique quality of the whole subject. The character of the steel mesh diffuses the importance of mass so that I can emphasize the inner muscular tension, sometimes through distortion. The result is a shadow that appears as an ink drawing. Or in the case of steel ribbons; I enclose volume as if a hand envelopes a cloud. Mass becomes fluid, creating tension-like muscles as it moves along the ribbons.

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