Once upon a time, very long ago, I did a PhD. I wrote a thesis and made a body of work for exhibition. It was titled “Zen Metal” and came about as a reaction to the (then) seeming over-emphasis of smoothness and precision in contemporary Western silversmithing. Metal is a fluid medium; I wished to leave the traces of the making process – the visible imperfections/inexactness of the hand-made.
Here is some of that work. All pieces are anodised aluminium.