I am attracted to working in metal because it is a medium of many contradictions. The heft of the metal grounds it to the earth, yet it still manages to dance in curves and valleys. Through its malleability and ductility, metal is able to be moved atom by atom, and shaped by a hand which gifts it the qualities of movement. From this movement, the piece can come to an equilibrium and arrive at the final form. This final form is a suspension—a balance of forces compressive and in tension. It’s seemingly static—but in reality, very much alive.
Zeng, Annie, "Exploration" (2015). 2015 AHS Capstone Projects. 10.