a voice inside my summer bones

steel, wood, glass, feather, stone

22cm x 45cm

a voice inside my summer bones detail - click to enlarge

|object in private collection|

Welded 1/8″ plate steel base. Photograph on steel framed in custom milled mesquite. Hand-beveled, sand-blasted & laser-etched 3/8″ repurposed museum glass. Gila woodpecker tail-feather & lava.

This object was built by my hands with tools held and hefted — grinders, welders, saws. Each length of steel, wood — considered, measured, cut. Every edge appraised. Every surface sanded. This object reflects dozens of hours, hundreds of decisions and a thousand tiny steps. Like its builder, it is far from perfect — it’s flaws reflect my humanity, my striving for a poetry greater than myself.

This object was on exhibit @ the Davis Dominguez Gallery in Tucson, Arizona from April 23 to June 25, 2016 for the 24th annual Small Works Invitational and was the first piece to be sold in the show. 

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