This is the second piece in a new body of work that I've started. Aside from enjoying the the exploration of content, it's damn fun melting steel. It started by reading Rodin talking about how it is the abnormality or decay in nature that stands out to us and identifies a form as truly unique. It alludes to the history of a being and the experiences that formed it. I believe that this brings us to an empathy that comes with shared understanding of personal flaws and mortality. Therefor, beautiful!!! I based "Dissolution" on trees in a state of disintegration. This combined with the sacred spiral (which I am fairly obsessed with if you didn't know). The golden mean is a repeating proportion that is tied to biological growth patterns. I wanted to give a since of this push-pull between growth, expansion and vitality with decay and the dissolving of the physical. I created "Dissolution" by welding pieces of thick steel plate together to build up a rough form. Later, I used a plasma cutter and a grinder to carve the spiral into shape. When it was all finished and clean I started burning it up, melting it and just tearing it up from the inside out.