Falling People (Detail)
Cold-forged cut steel, 1999, each figure about 41" long

These Falling People are so cool, pocked with the strikes of a ball-peen hammer. Banging on steel is great fun -- and the strikes cause the flat steel to move and curl, creating the curved figures you see here. Each figure is suspended by a single point, so they rotate slowly, which makes their shadows change. A very cool installation, I think. This one was a temporary installation at Studio Place Arts in 2000.