Steel Sculptures - Found Objects
One reason I’ve chosen to build sculpture out of steel found objects is that assembling found objects forces me into a loose style that, while being faithful to the proportions, does not get bogged down in detail that your eye seems to enjoy completing on its own. It is somewhat delightful to construct a sculpture out of unexpected materials. One salvage yard owner tells me he cannot see what I see in these materials until it is born again as something new and possibly more valuable than it ever was before. Then, he says it is obvious.
Another reason I sometimes work in this medium is the profound similarities to my own human condition as an ordinary man. The materials you see in these sculptures were salvaged material that society took little notice of or put much value in. God does not look on the outward appearance but the heart and he sees potential and no one else does. He specializes in regenerating rusty, damaged, and ravaged people that society isn’t impressed with. What God can do with ordinary people who will fully turn their hearts toward him is truly awesome.
“God chose what the world thinks is unimportant and what the world looks down on and thinks is nothing in order to destroy what the world thinks is important.”
(1 Corinthians 1:28)