As the sole creator of my artwork the subject will start from a piece of sheet metal steel bar or found object. I use various techniques to texture the metal which include acid wash grinding natural rusting or applying gesso. Various pieces are heat treated washed in acid or wire wheeled. Other pieces are an assemblage of various metals or found objects. I will apply enamel paint acrylic or oil paint over the textured metal or experiment with different combinations. Most pieces have several layers of paint in order to achieve a desired look. My subject matter originates from my memory of life experiences. I do not always sketch my ideas but many times start with a centerpiece and then build around it. Some pieces can sit for several weeks until I find the right combination of parts to complete it. As a self taught artist my journey is a continuing process.
Port Clinton Art Festival: 173