I am a self taught, ardent metal sculptor who uses recycled metals and other discarded materials to create bold objects of strength and beauty. My pieces spring from an intimate and personal exposure to Syrian, African and American cultures. These cross-cultural influences inspire a sense of pride and gratitude and give face, form and meaning to my work.
I'm always full of new ideas when going into the studio to weld. Here are some of the creations that come from the compatible relationships between me and my material.
On the days I'm thinking about my past, present and future and the people I've met on my travels who have influenced my life, is when most of the sculptures in this section come to fruition.
I face an additional challenge to combine creativity with the consideration of what the patina of the sculpture will look like over time, while it resides in the universal variety of weather conditions.
The magazine publisher saw the interior of our home featured on a TV special. She came by for a visit to see my garden.
Copyright © Rochelle Ford 2012