Douglas R. Rice
My sculpture begins as a series of small cardboard cut outs. From 4″ x 8″ pieces of cardboard, I cut out various abstract shapes. Slotting the top of one and the bottom of another, I join them together creating a free-standing cardboard sculpture. Once this is complete, I do the same process with sheets of 3/4″ AC plywood, cutting each of the abstract shapes with a jig saw. I then sand and paint them with high gloss metal paint, so that they looked like they are made of steel. From there I take the full-scale plywood pieces to a metal fabricator called Hillary and Company They then cut the shapes out of two 4’x8’ sheets of 5/8’ aluminum with a water jet. Another factory called Jay Pro then powder coats them to a high gloss “industrial painted” finish. I currently have six sculptures on display in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island .