Both Rise and Shapely are examples of box construction, a design and fabrication style we use often in our sculpture where we create a closed form from cut and formed pieces of sheet metal. Each metal shape becomes a wall, and corners are created when two pieces are joined together with a continuous weld along its length. This process is done until we have a hollow, closed 3-d form that appears solid. Dave grinds the welds until they are no longer seen. We are sometimes asked if our sculptures are cast, and I find that to be a delightful question to answer and a testament to Dave’s craftsmanship.