American artist John Bisbee produces fascinating, intricate sculptures using only forged and welded, hammered, bent and twisted nails.
Despite the industrial construction methods and use of a traditionally hard, inflexible source material, Bisbee creates pieces that have amazing fluidity and sense of natural form.
Welding is a powerful, strong join that allows the creation of large-scale, dramatic installations. Combined with twisting and bending it enables the creation of both strong geometric and subtly fluid shapes.
In terms of my own work, I would like to take inspiration from Bisbee’s work to explore the use of unusual materials and more challenging joining techniques.