New Forms From the Forge
After many years of producing decorative and architectural ironwork reflecting classic designs, I have more recently had the opportunity to express myself in designs that reflect more of the plasticity of the metal. Guided by my blacksmith instincts, the resulting forms are based on what I have learned over the years, simply expressed in a different manner.
The boldness of iron coupled with a graceful fluidity of movement is captivating for me. The allure is the unexpected, and also the unknowns. In the case of the “Port Washington Gate”, the design was preconceived. However preconceived, the design had to evolve from two dimensions (the drawing), to three. Herein lies the excitement, as the adventure of conceiving new forms continues the journey.
The “Candlesticks” were also preconceived, however the ribbons flowing around the center shaft took on a life of their own.
Each new element adds new excitement to the process.
These images, and many others, were shot by George Lottermoser. See more of George’s brilliant work at www.imagist.com.