Mark Dickson

“Steel is my love, for its possibilities are endless. Hammered, melted, heated, and welded. Though it is cold and hard, with the proper persuasion the steel becomes warm and alive.”

“I enjoy deconstructing ordinary concepts, the things we are used to seeing in only one way. Objects and ideas whose beauty and intrigue we may have become immune to. When they are reconstructed in an abstract manner, form is allowed to flow freely without the constraint of the accepted norm, and the viewer is invited to rediscover the ordinary objects in a different way. My sculptures and paintings are intended to engage the viewer visually, and will hopefully inspire them to challenge the familiar.”