Brushed stainless steel


24″ x 14″ x 14″

Retail Value: $4,200

Minimum Bid: $1,475



Damon Hyldreth’s work stands as a reminder of the connection between man and nature, even as the world around us becomes increasingly removed from this essential and most basic union. While the metals he uses are clearly man-made, the result of his collaboration with them is a blurring of the divide between nature and structure, space and form. This results in a strong symbiosis between the formal elements of his sculpture and its surroundings, both architectural and natural.

Damon’s work in sculpture is highly linked to the process of transformation. He considers the potential energy of his materials and lures out of them the dynamic forces of nature. He blends emotion with form, allowing the work to evolve, probing shapes, investigating their capacity to change. He seeks to reveal the nature of the material, allowing it to take on a life of its own.

He creates art that challenges people’s expectations. His sculpture embodies the tension between stasis and impending movement; despite its weight and volume, or perhaps because of it, metal can dance and even suggest song. Ideally a viewer engages with Damon’s work on a subliminal level enabling them to have an experience of a uniquely personal nature.

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