Outer Reach

9’x 4.5’x 3′

The design for “Outer Reach” evolved as I cut, hammered, and welded its aluminum panels. I aimed to develop a sense of energy, motion, and balance as I combined the various curved forms. When the sculpture was nearing completion, it began to remind me of a hand grasping a star. The notion of a star, hurtling through the deep outer reaches of space, and the suggestion of a reaching arm, or grasping hand, led to the title.