Alberto writing


This 2-dimensional sculpture is made of iron plate and wire. The sculpture is a portrait of my husband, Alberto, who is always a handy cheap model! The work consists of shapes cut from iron plate with a blowtorch and then soldered to form the figure and the wire shaped to finish the details of the face and hands.

The idea to do iron plate sculptures came gradually from several coincidences. I have the privilege to use the studios in the Bellas Artes Faculty in Madrid because one of the professors was a patient of mine. About the time of the European crisis which hit Spain very hard, my professor was moved from the clay sculpting to the studio for metal sculpting. I had had experience using wire and mesh, before, to make the armatures for my clay sculpting so I was accustomed to the material however I was fascinated with the cutting of iron plates with the blow torch and then the welding.

Technique: Sculpture
Subject: Portrait
Material: Iron and wire
Size: 86 / 65 cm.
Edition: 8
Year: 2019

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