Diego Harris, Upper Lake, CA

Sculpture 1 : Heart of the Desert

Media: Steel re-bar, 16 gauge corten steel sheeting and 8 gauge corten plate.

Dimensions: 9ft  x 6ft x 3.5ft


"Heart of the Desert" is a large abstract sculpture made of corten steel sheeting that is completely seem welded over an internal structure of steel re-bar. Although it is abstract, it has a somewhat plant like design. It is something akin to a tree or a vine and it does have an overall shape that is reminiscent to that of a heart. I built it with the town of Moab and the surrounding landscapes in mind. I guess that it's my way of saying how much I enjoyed visiting such a beautiful and serene environment.