My work strives to transform, through the asymmetrical placement of rusty and/or battered metals, old tools and machine parts into objects of simple and profound beauty. Much that I create is not welded, resulting in its eventual demise and repurposing.
I feel a deep kinship with the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi that celebrates the imperfect, incomplete, stark, transient, aged and decaying. As an accidental artist, I have unconsciously found myself merging with this zen concept and much that it embraces. – Lana Hermann