Monday, February 23, 2009

Miter SOLD


This relatively large box is topped with two unused pieces of metal which were cut into miters for the purpose of making a frame; a commonly used fabrication technique. The pieces hold the top on in one direction, and internal blocks keep the top from slipping in the other direction. The interior is bright red wool velvet.

2008. 6"x 7"x 4".

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Welded Sculpture



This sign was created to demarcate and accentuate the entrance to The Crucible's Welded Sculpture classroom. The letters are cut out of a 3/4" piece of plate with oxy-acetylene The base was created by welding links of chain together on the bottom so that they support the heavy top.

2006. 4'x 2'x15"

Please excuse the blurry photos. They were taken by yours truly. I intend to keep my day job.

Kashchei's Tower


Commissioned for The Crucible's production, "Firebird" in 2007. On display at The Crucible, currently.

The "Tower" was constructed of forged and fabricated steel with a light rust and black patina. It can be lit from below, so that light emanates from within the large, pointed protuberances. The whole works rolls with a very low profile so it appears to be floating just above the ground. There is a heavy duty break, to keep it from rolling asunder. There are 5 leashes which extend out and back for dramatic effect when attached to wildly flailing dancers.

The plasma sphere atop was created by Ed Kirschner.

2007. Approximate dimentions: 30"x30"x 65".

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

Unhinged




This box features a hinged lid, which allows the top to swing to one side rather than upward. At first, this box perplexes those who attempt to open it, much to my amusement. The top is held in a closed position by a single rocker arm from an engine. The liner is red wool felt.

2008. 6"x 3"x3".

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

Nailed Down SOLD




Version 1 of Nailed Down features a lighter mill scale finish and a striped wool felt liner. SOLD


This version has a darker finish. Sold.

These boxes use flat nails to keep the top on. There is a satisfying sensation when you slide the top on and off. The tops of each have deep mill scale and impressions of nails pressed into them. There is one nail pressed into the top of each top which remains.

2008 Approximate scale: 3.5" x 4"x 4.5"

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

Topply Wobbler (GIFT)



Despite it's name, the Topply Wobbler does not actually wobble. It just looks like it would were it to start walking along. All steel, both found parts and fabricated. Features a purple wool lining.

2008

The above images were taken by Tory Fink.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Crank (SOLD)




This box is made of a large rectangular tube, a flat nail and the crank of a manual meat grinder. The crank is held in place by a large rivet, upon which it pivots. The crank action is identical to that of someone grinding meat, except rather than making dinner, you are opening the box. The liner is mustard yellow wool felt.

2008

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

One on Top






This box is made of an old mystery part, expanded metal top, textured copper and a cheap, flag-pole eagle. The liner is white rabbit fur.

To me, there is a lovely irony in showcasing this poorly-cast, brass eagle upon a discarded memento of industrial strength and the indulgence of fur. Albeit, on of the most common furs you can find. The meaning is elusive enough to leave something to chew on.
2008.

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tall Box









This box is made of heavy-walled box tube, an old wrench and a copper plate. The copper has a cross peen texture and a light patina. The copper plate is riveted onto the top. The liner is red wool felt.

2008

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

"Wheel Head"





This box is made of rectangular box tube leftover from a railing project. The handle is an old wooden caster. When you open the box, the wheel turns in your fingers. The hinge is fabricated from small tubes and pencil rod. The liner is wool felt in mustard yellow.

2008. Approximate dimensions: 3"x2"x4.5".

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

"Grinder Blade"









































This box is made of a mild steel box tube and topped with the blade of an old meat grinder. The liner is wool felt in mustard yellow.

2008

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.

"Volvo"









































This box is made of mild steel, a brass doorknob and an old Volvo pulley. The liner is red wool felt, which accents the fading paint on the pulley.

2008

The above photos were taken by Tory Fink.