‘Unleashed’ represents an elemental force which has burst forth from its constriction. The energy unleashed is on the move.
This sculpture utilizes a critical, 5-degree mortise tenon 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 made feasible since its creators each reside in the Austin, TX, area.
William Bastas was particularly instrumental in the joint’s design and execution. Bastas devised an approach for the joint design which allowed 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 gun case for transport.
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