Explorations in Stainless Steel
What I intend to build are two pieces of sculpture, one titled Grasshopper and the other one Scorpion. I have designed these works in a CAD or computer aided design environment. I want to take this digital information and complete the works by building it in stainless steel so that the finished dimensions are approximately 96" x 108" x 72" for Grasshopper and 96" x 72" x 72" for Scorpion. Recently, with the acquisition of certain pieces of equipment, I have been able to move my work into some new directions. The work that I am proposing builds on experiences with some recent works that use tapering and curved forms. Much of my previous work has been a study of strong angular box forms. With a better plate roller that was acquired last year, I have a machine with greater control for shaping metal. This allows me to explore more subtle curvilinear forms.
Lorenson, Rob (2011). Explorations in Stainless Steel. Faculty and Librarian Research Grants (FLRG). Item 5.