This was my first Oxygen Acetylene sculpture and I measured the contours of my body and welded a theatrical pose of defeat and humility. At first I was going to fill him in with more welded rods but I decided there was something better about him being transparent.
I left the steel outside for weeks to allow it to rust and become a rich brown color so it would contrast the gallery which is clean and white.
All the metal rods were salvaged from scrap heaps from the back of the sculpture studios at the University of Tampa. There is something beautiful about reusing the failed projects, or the discarded leftovers and creating something new and provoking.