June 2005: Rick Gregg

Rick Gregg's metal sculptures portray animals and abstracted forms in delicate antithesis to the materials he uses.  With a background in blacksmithing and fabrication, Gregg uses primarily oxy-acetylene welding torches for his sculpting, taking the tool beyond it’s normal boundaries of heating, bending and welding to pushing the metal with the flame the way sculptors would move clay with their thumbs. Using bar, rod, plate and sheet metal along with a combination of welding, blacksmithing and repousse techniques, Gregg has few boundaries in creating his sculptures.