"Man and Her Tools" is composed of four wall
pieces. I used steel coils found at a waste site in
Pittsburgh, architectural extruded into coils and my
surface treatments included black iron oxide and white
This wall piece uses symbols representing the growth of human technology from ancient times, such as, a fork digging tool, to a C-clamp, and lastly an electrical speaker. Each piece has a figurative component within its design representing the integration of humans with their technology.
This piece was selected as a First Place Purchase Award for Pittsburgh City Technical Art Exhibition at the Carnegie Science Center. In Vernasque, France, summer of 2000, I worked with a group of artists doing my clay sculpture in a villa couryard. The time was extra special because my newly adopted daughter, Helena, came along, after only two months of being in the US. She was 10 months old and was my greatest inspiration.
These wall mounted pieces celebrate the gathering of people -- family, friends, new aquantainces. Each vessel has people holding vessels with food and drink to share.
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