As Gail explains......
Beginning with childhood paper dolls, chains, pop-up books and greeting cards, I have been intrigued by paper sculpture. I loved the forms, but wanted the works to be more permanent.
Instead of a sheet of paper, I work with a sheet of 20-22 gauge steel. I am interested, as with paper sculpture, in creating expanded and three-dimensional images from a flat sheet. Now they last.
I am also excited about exploring movement in sculpture and my pieces move in the breeze. Finally, I am interested in accessible, affordable art, sized for apartment and garden - the ordinary sized spaces in which we live.
The pieces have been called "Sketches In Metal".
I do cold working sheet metal, and hand or laser cuts one-piece images and fold and bend them into 3-D forms. I explore metal's kinetic movement, so pieces can bounce, fly, or dance on its tensile strength.