‘Unleashed’ represents an elemental force which has burst free from its constriction. The energy unleashed is on the move.
This sculpture utilizes a critical element -- a 5-degree Morse taper -- to create a joint that provides stability when assembled, yet allows the sculpture to disassemble easily for transport.
'Unleashed' was created by The A-B-C Collaborative (Armstrong-Bastas-Crouchet), and getting this creative team together was handy since we all reside in the Austin, TX, area.
William Bastas was particularly instrumental in the Morse taper design and execution. Bastas determined that this approach for the joint would allow Laura’s sculptural vision to come to fruition. Additionally, Bastas’s ability to have just the right stock on hand for a project is uncanny…
John Crouchet’s willingness to lend his time and shop for the creation of the joint is only yet another generosity of spirit from that seemingly endless well.
I cherish the time spent with my blacksmith friends and hope to continue finding reasons to work together.
‘Unleashed’ is made from 5/8” square steel bar and measures 49” tall x 34” wide x 24” deep when assembled and weighs 23 pounds. When disassembled, the sculpture's seven pieces fit handily in a slender case for transport.
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