This past week I made a trip to visit an esteemed colleague and friend of mine, fellow metal bender Seward Johnson of Grounds for Sculpture fame. (http://www.groundsforsculpture.org)
The scale and complexity of his designs gave me pause, and certainly inspired me to re-examine some techniques in my own work. There is the possibility of me spending some time at his workshop and trading notes with his fantastic staff. Even though our aesthetics differ in realism/abstract, the crafts are both very similar.
It was truly a joy with hopefully more visits to come...