Matthew Visyak's Domain

Metal Sculpture

This project was an extension of the clay sculpture project where we were challenged to create the same form out of rigid metal instead of flexible clay. I was able to learn how to arc weld metal together and use an angle grinder to round off and shape the welded points.

The transformation of my clay form into metal seemed to add a whole new sterile personality to the piece. The form moved from a plant like creation to a stable, less organic form that seemed to resemble some type of space craft with its sharp, geometric angles. I was also able to pose the finished form in many different positions. By placing the metal form on its side, I presented the viewer with a more dynamic view, suggesting energy and movement.