The sculpture is made from a variety of mainly workshop tools, collected over many years. Each object was chosen because of its aesthetic, not due to the particular usage of the tool. The title refers to Wayland’s House or forge, belonging to the mythical blacksmith, Wayland or Völundr. The lower section of the sculpture is in the form of an anvil, with above it a swirling mass of tools evoking the pattern of forge sparks. This pattern is a drawing in space similar to Eightfold and Laocoonic Labyrinth, except the drawing media is not modular. Like them, this is a labyrithine form and again refers to the title through its Icelandic meaning of labyrinth. The sculpture features in the book “Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal” by Peter Parkinson, The Crowood Press.
Welded Iron and Steel Objet Trouvé
H 130, W 105, D 75cm.