Welded Wallflowers by Morgan Gefell
To make sense of chaos, both internal and external, I create. I consider myself a dabbler of various mediums. I choose a new medium to explore with almost little to no prior exposure or experience and lose myself in the process. I’ve always found this to be the most exciting and freeing part about art.
Back in 2019 I followed the same vein of thought when I started welding school. Everything about metal work equally terrified and excited me when I first got started. During the pandemic I decided to try my hand at combining art and metal. I started making flowers with just a grinder and baby TIG welder. Metal art is where my heart rests and I know I’ve still only learned such a small part of it. I also work with linocut, paint with alcohol ink, watercolor, sew needle art and press plants/flowers. Lately, I’ve ventured into combining wood with metal and I’m also endlessly entertained by my plasma cutter.
When I’m not covered in grinding dust welding furniture at my job, I can be found in the middle of a corn field out in Farmington with my husband David and our cat Billie.