Valley Forged (2011)
A Metal Sculpture by Kathy Cunningham
Welded Steel 33" x 46" x 10"
Techniques incorporated when making this piece include forging (blacksmithing), oxyacetylene-welding and cutting, tig-welding, grinding, polishing, and patina work.
Not only was blacksmithing an integral part of life for pioneers in this country, it continues to this day. We still use many of the same implements and techniques, while improving and incorporating modern additions such as the use of gas and the availability of forming equipment.