"By hammer and hand all arts do stand"

  As  with most artists I obsess about my work. This "obsession" leads me  down many paths, each with a similar purpose: to bend, grind, cut, pour,  or otherwise manipulate metal to submit to my creative will. If I am  lucky at the end of the day I have defied gravity and conveyed my  message. There are easier materials to work in but there are none that  touch the soul as deeply.  

 Laura Parker