James N Kalin
Sculptor, Denver, CO
My arrival in art came much later in life, a blessing and curse. I work primarily with steel; the raw energy of welding, along with a dialogue with the metal regarding when to force and when to follow, gives joy independent of the "art." Lifelong interests such as the natural world and the physical sciences often inform my work. Repeating forms, varying degrees of abstraction, and sometimes kinetic elements—emerging semi-planned from the properties of the metal—mix and mingle in my pieces.