William Allen

Allen Giraffe Lg

My sculptures are welded steel constructions. I begin by forming an intricate wire structure reminiscent of a three-dimensional line drawing. Attaching sheet steel of various shapes and textures to this surface, I develop a "skin" over the wire form. I expose and enhance surface texture and much of the interior space by keeping the structure open to the play of light.

This process, apparent in each piece, makes my sculptures inherently more appealing.  As the light changes, new forms and textures emerge, creating a constantly fresh, new piece. The sculptures are galvanized and copper coated for outdoor durability and patina.