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Chris Williams a Metal Sculptor works on a small sculpture of a dog. It's a fast paced shop. Constantly changing and very challenging to photograph. I to be very mindful of when the sparks fly I'm protecting my eyes. It's a wonderful opportunity to be able to be in the space while Chris is creating. Trying to catch that moment where the artist is in their zen moment creating. Nothing or anyone is staged or posing. Catch me if you can type environment.

In Chris's words:
My artistic career began in the back of my father's metal shop in Rockport, MA. Every day after school I'd work alongside my dad to earn my allowance. One day I discovered a welder under an old oil covered bench in the shop. I dragged it out and plugged it in. From the moment the first sparks jumped, I was hooked. There was something about harnessing that power that thrilled me.

I craft large-scale, one-of-a-kind, iconic sculptures for private collectors, schools, universities, public spaces and corporate headquarters.
Each piece is a hand-made original, built from the ground up. I work closely with my clients to draw out their vision for the sculpture. Together, we talk about how to get there. I encourage people to take their time. These pieces will be around long after I will, and they need to speak for themselves. I want the figures I create to look like they've just been caught in a moment of stillness. When you turn your head, they lumber off to the woods or fly away. Working in metal, there is always a dynamic tension between the stiffness of the material and my own force. I have a sense of where it should go, and I use my strength and tools to shape it, and the metal fights back. It is that tension captured in the bent and twisted metal that gives each piece a pulse.

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