ARTIST'S STATEMENT – Scott McKay
Whether the end product is through forging, welding or desktop method, the essence of my art lies in the blacksmithing tradition. Reshaping a lifeless, cold material, such as steel, is an immensely rewarding effort. Informed by the natural world, the lines in my work have been developed, and continue to grow, as a tribute. Refinement of existing techniques, exploration of new paths, playing at the forge and development of new opportunities guide my creative process.