The process for each of my one-of-a-kind welded steel sculptures begins as I visit various scrap yards and metal shops searching for pieces of metal with unique shapes and interesting textures. In my studio I keep large stockpiles of material from which I work and receive inspiration. I never draw a sculpture on paper before I begin, but rather ideas come to me as I pick out pieces of metal and begin playing with shape and form. I work intuitively, creating as I go, bending, cutting, shaping, and welding until the sculpture is created. A large part of the process is in the finishing, grinding down welds and smoothing surfaces to give the piece a look of continuous flow. My abstract work expresses the idea that metal can appear weightless and challenge the traditional concepts of balance and space.
Biography: Rebecca Fox was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1976. After moving to San Francisco in 1996, she attended City College and studied sculpture at the College’s Fort Mason Art Campus. She learned to weld and immediately became addicted to creating sculpture and collecting metal. Rebecca found her true passion in life: creating art using metal as her medium. To expand her technical knowledge, she worked for several years as a welder in a custom metal fabrication shop in Oakland, California. Rebecca learned many valuable metal-working skills, which she applies to her art. At the same time, she became the Teacher’s Assistant and Laboratory Technician for the Sculpture Department at City College. Rebecca currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Her studio is located at Hunters Point Shipyard. Her work has been included in over 75 collections throughout the United States.
Country: United States of America
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