Sculptor Jeff Owen
… turns scrap steel into refined inspiration.
My sculptures combine the past and the present. I have a deep affinity toward the materials I work with, a wonderful sense of emotion, feelings, and dreams for what the material was once used for and now what it will become in my hands. These feelings direct me on my path.
My processes emerge with patterns. Taking one piece of steel, adding to it, deleting from it, constantly discovering the metal’s unique appeal. When a sculpture encompasses all of my creative energy, it is finished.
My technique is brute force, decide-at-the-moment. The interesting shapes of metal; the patterns, textures, and grains; all entice me. I am fascinated with form.
My aspiration is to create sculpture that is completely unique; that no one has done before. I resist conformity and mass production. My art is as individual as I am.
Watch Jeff’s artistic process.