Tectonic Series



  All of these forms begin as jigsaw cut circles or ellipses of sheet steel, and become essentially warped cylinders when finished.  This idea of folding and rolling simple circles into voluminous geometrically complex yet simple forms is the central concept of this work.  It is very important that the circular faces remain bent in only one direction as not to stretch or distort the circle.  These are shaped with regards to the “limitation” of the material just as paper can be folded or rolled but not stretched.  The sides of the cylinder are wrapped, either bent or stretched Based on the orientation and profile of these circles.  The relation of the object to the plinth is an ongoing consideration in my work as well, using proportion, tension and color to bridge the two.

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