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Rob Koehl - Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:08amcopper | forged steel | stainless steel | steel
Rob Koehl - Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:44amcopper | forged steel | steel
Rob Koehl - Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 9:42amSculpture Gallery | fabricated steel | forged steel | steel
Rob Koehl - Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:32amcopper | forged steel | stainless steel
This piece marks an important evolutionary step in my work. I have always been experimenting with mixed metals, this idea of “painting with metal”. I think that the important thing for me to own is that I am an artist, not an architect, engineer, or ornamental metal worker. If you ask these folks if you can weld stainless steel with mild wire. They will tell you, “it is just not “sound”, they are different materials all together.” All that I can do is respect their point of reference, know my limits, and reflect back my own reality.
Rob Koehl - Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:50amfabricated steel | forged steel | hammered copper
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:48pmSculpture Gallery | forged steel | hammered copper | steel
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:44pmcopper | forged steel
This piece was hammered out of .050 copper sheet. The pieces were cut out and scored with a plasma cutter. Then fit together and braised. The thorns and cross were forged and fabricated out of cold rolled recycled bed rails. The blood and water is represented by melting copper wire, brass rod, steel and phosphor copper brazing rods in with a torch and mig welder.