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Dragon Shovel
Dragon Shovel
34" height, 33' width, 36" depth

A dragon emerges from the negative space of an antique, horse drawn, slip scoop. The plasma cut lines are roughly textured, especially where the tail swirls and organically disappears within the rusty farm scraper, which was used for material like gravel and dirt. It was an indispensable farm tool. Using the dragon imagery onto this outdated, broken tool is a way of celebrating and dignifying the object while giving it a new life as a sculpture that’s created from a found object.

The slip scoop was recovered in a densely forested area in Goldsby, Oklahoma near the artist’s residence.