a weld puddle or weld pool is the molten metal produced where and when the weld is being made. it’s mesmerizing…it’s where it’s all happening.
Of Richard Serra’s massive steel sculptures, I’ve visited Toqued Ellipses at the DIA in Beacon, NY, The Matter of Time at the fabulous Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain and Five Plates, Two Poles in Washington DC at the National Gallery of Art.
My personal favorites are the immense curved structures in and through which a visitor can walk, thus becoming a part of the installation.
Here is my tiny sculpture (8 x 9 x 8 cm). (A bit of whimsy – the little people in and around the sculpture – we are always getting mail for the misspelled Copper Family.)
Sculpture: self-portrait (2010/2011)
Kathleen C Cooper
Welded steel, copper wire, ribbon. 30″ x 38″ x 9″
the great thing about oxy-acetylene welding is that I don’t need electricity.