Was it David Smith’s drawings in space? Was it the act and power behind it? Maybe just playing with fire. A dangerous partner to slay. The attraction had been gnawing at me …and as an impetuous girl in my 20s. I was hooked. A tech school was the answer. Night classes with men learning refrigeration was anticipated with sweaty palms. Then there was our instructor who cut 1/2” steel plate that looked like a glass edge. I swooned!
And that was the beginning. Now many years have passed, but the feelings are still strong. Always a bit of fear mixed with excitement. As an artist, more tools in my pocket allows me to think outside the box in creation and expression.
I have been playing with my bender forming botanicals with steel bar. Welding and grinding til each line feels ”sexy and feminine”.
What’s not to love?
Til next time, Happy Valentines Day! and ”LIVE CREATIVELY” xx Andrea
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