After painting links-of-many-colors, I had a vivid recollection of a piece of metal sculpture that I imagined but never began -- cutting out pieces of shiny car body parts and linking them together into a huge wall hanging. Some impediments to that project were and continue to be:
- Lack of readily available car parts in splendid colors or access to automotive paint and a safe place to use it;
- Requirement for safety gear including heavy leather gloves, safety glasses and safe-breathing equipment;
- Need for the metal-bending and welding equipment to shape the links combined with my aversion to high heat (candy-making excepted); and
- The lawyer in me also imagines that renting or buying a space for a project of that dimension would require A LOT of liability insurance.
That I can sit in my living room studio and imagine painting and cutting metal is part of the miracle of creativity, for which I am eternally grateful.