Yano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My sculptures are constructed in bronze,brass , copper, and stainless steel.Each piece is individually created using traditional and unique metalworking techniques such as hot-forging,drawing(stretching), upsetting(compressing) , and welding. Each is an original  work. Because the materials are malleable yet strong, any shape can be made directly with sufficient experience and creative methods. The sculptures  are sandblasted, and the colors are achieved by hot-patination processes,  so they are fine outdoors .  My subjects  vary from contemporary   to very defined human concepts. But whatever the idea, all the elements contribute to an overall unified  work. I am a second generation sculptor, and have been experimenting in this medium since 1973. What you see is a culmination of that experience.