"I am a blacksmith sculptor and classically trained musician who kayaks hikes the canyons of the Southwest improvising flute in magical places for days at a time until I, the music, and the rock formations are one.
In my forge/studio, I hammer yellow-hot steel to shape at the anvil, employing the same improvisational techniques to create sculpture in the heat of the moment.
For the last five years, I have been combining lyrical forged elements into garden sculpture for the Pajos and Blooms series.
Gradually transitioning to public sculpture like Aspire #1-5, I learned to translate exuberant expression into far more massive creations, using steam hammers and industrial presses.
My sculptures are all created in my studio with the help of 1 or 2 assistants."
- Christopher Thomson