daniel heggarty sculpture
I chose to work in steel because it already comes with its own intended language and purpose.  Although used for its rigidity and consistency in building the modern world around us, from the skyscraper to the automobiles that swarm beneath them, steel is a common material that surrounds us daily.  It is this prescribed and inherent intention of the material itself that I enjoy breaking down.  I enjoy taking a material that is supposed to be used for one design and making it my own.  It comes with its own expected geometry, symmetry, and staid movements, yet the application of artistic intentions allows for a human dimension and reflection upon one’s environment. The current direction my work has taken me is on an ever growing scale, as well as the balance between architectural rigidity and organic fluidity.  I enjoy this visible paradox of organic movements and geometric forms that display a spectrum of opposites.