Pete Mattila

Trained as an industrial blacksmith and welder my work celebrates complex histories, in art, craft and design as well as in industrial expression. While simultaneously identifying the practice and understanding of craft in terms of social consciousness, the expression of an ethical life through the immediate relationship between hand and mind, the interrelationship between the physical world and intention.

The material processes used imply an encapsulated visual dialogue of energy and motion. Articulating movement through the use of steel on steel, with a constant observation of the visual and structural vocabulary specific to steel working process.