Thursday, July 23, 2009

Steel torching

Wielding 6000 degrees F of fire and turning steel into molten metal is satisfying in a primal way. Spending several days torching, I gouge and pierce into steel discs of .5" to 1.5" thickness. I experiment with slag as a design element, but decide to grind it away. The red-hot flowing metal reminds me of magma, which in turn reminds me of the concretions I saw on the Dinosaur ridge wall.

1 comment:

  1. Leila! I love this so much, and the lead work too. Fantastic, and keep it up! How much longer are you there? Leah