Beginning in 1973 and continuing through this day, I have always worked to recycle materials into objects that are kinetic and work with the elements. Much of this work requires the use of heat and force, while learning to use the tools that will withstand these elements and assist towards the creation of the final statement of each work. I started using old farm machinery and springs, parts of old wood burning stoves and bicycles. My work has evolved to converting old silver pieces into whimsical table-top art works. I was inspired by a commissioning of 30 pieces by the Greenbrier Resort for a restaurant for they were planning.
I continue to be active in using both mediums and still enjoy discovering the hidden magic that comes from working with the blue flame and the heated metals. I accept commissions from both business and private alike and will entertain offers of major works for public display.
© Sculptures of Mark Blumenstein