Making art from iron can be a hot, tiring and gritty task, but you would never know it when you see the work of David Secrest. Spanning a career of several decades, Secrest has created a body of work which shows his aptitude for observation, interpretation and a unique gift of craftsmanship. He shows us the tremendous amount of thought, patience and skill it takes to create an elegant piece of art made out of heated, hammered and bent metal.
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