26″ x 27″ x 15″
Textures in cast iron inspired by the texture of the landscape created by the hydrology in Interior Alaska, as seen from the elevation of an airplane. I an captivated by the texture of the land here and am interested in recreating this texture by translating paper quilling techniques into cast metal processes.
The steel parts are from machines salvaged from an old Alaskan homestead. As old machinery sits on the discontinuous permafrost, it slowly is reabsorbed by the land as the ground softens in the summer and freezes hard in the winter. This reclamation is cyclical.