© 2011 Eric H. Steele
                             Eric H. Steele


My welded steel sculpture explores how buildings, bridges and other
physical infrastructure that we create influence us. We live in the negative
space created by these structures, and they affect how we think of
ourselves and the world, how we express our ideas and beliefs. My career
as a lawyer and consultant dealt with how rules and processes shape our
lives, how we think and what we do. The physical environment also impacts
our lives, and that is what my sculpture delves into. Even the organic forms
of man and nature are represented by architectural metaphors. My
sculptures are totems which use the vocabulary of our urban surroundings
to express what we see and feel just as ancient totems use forests, beasts
and mountains to reflect the ideas and emotions of their creators.

                                                                              Eric H. Steele
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