The Turtle Gallery
Scarecrow II
Mark Kindschi
"I am primarily a sculptor, although I make furniture as a way of demystifying art and humanizing my work and art in general. I use blacksmithing and metalsmithing techniques, both ancient and modern. I work in industrial metals, steel and iron, for their texture and their ability to portray real value, as opposed to implied value; when bronze is used to increase the value of a poor sculptural concept.

Steel and iron rust and change color slowly over time, and the progression is beautiful. The plasticity and movement of steel when heated and hammered is also important as in the fact that the work is direct. I hammer, weld, cut and color every piece of every sculpture. I work in series, each exploring a particular philosophical question or thought."