Ocarina: ScrapYard Abstract No. 01

Ocarina: Scrapyard Abstract No. 1, 2005
Recycled steel
20″ H x 21.5″ W x 9.25″ D

The sculpture above looks a bit like a fish on the one side and a bird on the other… but what it really reminds me of are terra cotta ocarinas I’ve seen from Mexico and South America. I love the patina on it, although that will really only last if it is kept indoors. It looks best when displayed between waist and eye level on a table or pedestal. Ocarina was the first of a series of abstracts created from chunks of steel that have been processed in a huge crusher/shear unit.