While taking this Sculpture I course, as part of the curriculum we learned to fabricate metal and how to operate real macho tools like the oxyactylene torch, arc welder, and my personal favorite the plasma cutter. Given that our teacher was very open about being unfamiliar with metal working processes it was a learning opportunity for everyone involved, therefore expectations for our effort's outcomes were really relaxed.
I immediately came up with a soft, yet angular shape by messing around with strips of paper board and I was set on creating a set of them to recreate the impression of a herd because of their ressemblance to nomadic animals like buffalo or elephants. Plus I have this growing interest in multiples.
final project for the course, but returned to it shortly after the bandsaw mishap since the welding process required much less finger dexterity than carpentry. I ended up just making a somewhat large abstract sculpture that looked (maybe) architectural, and finally finding a use for my prior metal mistake.