Rebecca Fox

(415) 500-1962

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 1: ISLAIS CREEK STUDIOS
OCT 14 & 15, 2017
Islais Creek Studios
1 Rankin Street Room #414
San Francisco, CA 94124
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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: FORT MASON
NOV 4 & 5, 2017
Fort Mason (Upper): General's Residence
1 Fort Mason Room # Ft. Mason Encaustic and Sculpture group
San Francisco, CA 94109
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My work explores the contradiction of material and process by transforming steel to appear soft and delicate, resulting in work that evokes contemplation, balance and calm.

Metal is a contradiction in itself; it is a hard heavy material but with the perfect combination of heat, gases and tools, it can be manipulated, melted, formed and changed. I continuously push the boundaries of the material by transforming it to appear light and delicate. I achieve this by using my various metalworking tools to heat, bend, weld and alter the material, often composing pieces that have flowing lines combined with contrasting textural elements.

A large part of my work is about the process: hiding and grinding down welds to give the piece a look of continuous flow which encourages contemplation and further investigation into the material, process and form. By applying various patinas, chemicals and finishes, I further soften the material and give the work a cohesive look and feel.

There is a very common shape that can be seen in most of my work: the circle. By manipulating the circle in various configurations, I use minimal positive and negative space to play upon tension, balance and form. The circle also helps to achieve the contrast of material vs. form by invoking a sense of continuousness, calmness and tranquility.

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