When we got there the multi-flight staircase to the bottom of the gorge was chained-off, and the steps hadn't been shoveled all winter, but there were lots of tracks from other poachers, so we climbed over too. It was kind of funny. When we saw how cool it looked, there really wasn't even any discussion about *if* we were going down there. We just did it.
That was good enough-- look how gorgeous!
What I'd really like to do, is find some other medium to work with that mimics the immediacy I like about welding, and doesn't involve tons of supplies and clean-up, something I can do almost anywhere. While it's probable this new medium may someday replace the welding, like when I myself am 80, what I'd mainly like for it to do in the foreseeable future is gain me some elbow room for my sculpture work.
I'd like for every sculpture I'm working on, to have the potential to be the coolest, most amazing thing I've ever made-- or at least on the highlight reel. As it stands I often have to go into high production mode for certain shows, and this wears me out physically and robs that time I could be using to make bigger or more complex projects. So that's the deal-- I'm working towards that goal, but it's a ways off.