Rusted hulk

The objective of my work was to create sculpture which would appreciation of surface images and materials. Scale was dictated by the nature of the surface qualities and the limitations of materials. The images attempted here are “Understood” images of pressure tensions and compressions rather than graphic images in a visual medium. To achieve the desired surface images I used raw iron powder(reduced by hydrogen) for pigmentation and various oxidation processes for differing results. In figures l, 2, and 3 the iron powder is fixed onto the canvass, then wetted with a saline solution and rolled onto a large cardboard tube (carpet roll), and finally sealed with vinal sheeting. See more in text.