Shaping the Weld: 12×12 Artist Dan Garrett

September 24, 2012

12x12 Art Fundraiser

Guest Interviewer: Cayla Lewis
Dan Garett, Choctaw
Dan Garrett, Dous Pa Dous, Metal, 12×12”
Q: How did you execute your work for 12×12 technically?
Garrett:  start with leftover pieces of flat metal and find pieces that will form the overall shape that I have in mind. I weld sides of different heights on the individual pieces and then polish all the edges smooth. Color is added in layers and then goes through an aging process. The pieces are now welded together to form the finished work.
Q: Are you drawn to any particular shape, form, or color?
Garrett: I love long rectangular forms oriented in the vertical plane, and I can’t seem to keep enough “Bauhaus Gold” spray paint on hand…
View and bid on this artwork as part of the 12×12 Art Fundraiser on September 28, 2012 along with food, fun and 149 other artists. Preview the artwork for the one-night event and purchase tickets here: www.12x12okc.org