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Steel Drawings:

steel, sculptures 2001-6

In this series called Steel Drawings, Steuart Bremner makes stainless take on the grace of Japanese ink drawing.

Following the completion of Moving Rock Field Bremner made a series of steel drawings using the same stainless steel material that he knew would move well. The steel was curved, welded and sometimes slightly weighted. One or two of these are less than human height, but most are 12 feet tall or larger.

In the earliest photographs of these pieces, the backgrounds obscured parts in such a willy-nilly way that there was no hope of conveying their vibrance, or even documenting their structure. Photographed against the sky most all of the lines and details are apparent, but the scale is nebulous. These sculptures have a lively presence and change with the weather: moving in wind and collecting snow, so it was surprising how invisible they became in photographs.