Thursday, August 26, 2010
Extreme detail of a new etched, roller-printed and pierced piece.
Sometimes I feel empathy for the metal - it gets dissolved in acid, squished in steel rollers, drilled and sawn and then heated to near melting pointing point during my sometimes inept soldering efforts.
I've certainly explored the outer limits of what is possible and have the failed experiments to prove it. But on the whole it is so good-natured and forgiving that it seems to embody a sort of loving kindness as it takes the maker gently in hand and teaches them about the matter of metal.
Of course at other times, one has to stop oneself from throwing said failed experiments against the wall in a temper tantrum!