Painted steel, granite
8′ x 5′ x 3′

From the artist:

Divided is a great example of a piece that started off entirely different. During the initial stages of fabrication while I was moving the granite stone it split, diagonally, across its width. While many may have seen this as a setback and looked for another whole stone I saw a new image in my mind and went on to create “Divided”. Often you just have to listen to what the materials are telling you and go along with them.

Artist Bio:

I have been creating art in one way or another since as long as I can remember. The turning point into working with metal was in high school when I took the money I earned from a summer job and bought my first welder. I have grown and developed my sculpture and style by trying new things. I like to play on the balance between nature and infrastructure, often combining steel and stone in a contrasting yet seamless way. I don’t always have clear drawings or plans at the outset of a new work and enjoy letting the piece evolve with the process of creation encouraging the use of material on hand and recycled when possible. I like my work to do the talking and rarely tell viewers the meaning or what to think of it. I feel that it is my role, as an artist, to provide the impetus for others to feel and think for themselves.

Artist website: http://www.jwsculpture.com