"Grind patterns" are textures and designs applied to the surface of the metal, which I have invented myself and are signature of my work. The grinds are the focal point of the display and the first thing that catches the viewer's eye (not to mention the key element to draw the viewer in and really make a connection with the art.) They are the element that makes my artwork recognizable, unique and of the highest quality.
I take extreme care in crafting each marking or grinding path on my sculptures so that I can achieve the perfect amount of light and reflection to bring the final piece to life. You will notice the pattern move and evolve as you rotate the sculpture or walk from one side to the other. Most of the metal grind patterns I create have an incredible holographic effect - the actual texture, ripples, waves and layers in the surface are carefully exagerrated through my creative techniques. Most viewers seeing my work for the first time approach the panels in awe, which is quickly followed by disbelief as they gently drag a finger across the surface thinking the metal will be bumpy, wavy, pliable, liquidy, etc. Some even think they can reach right through the metal!
One of the most critical elements of my metal grind patterns is the consistency. Other artists have come and gone in the industry, attempting to replicate many of my grind patterns. - none have been able to achieve the remarkable precision, surprising consistency, ability to accurately recreate, or the level of depth and dimension that my grinds have. Here are a few responses to FAQ's about my grind patterns: