Joel Heidel
Forest Echo

Fabricated and Forged Steel
84" x 112" x 4"
Private Commission
Site: Portland, OR

One of the goals in creating
"Forest Echo" was to create a
work that communicated the
theme/concept in lyrical
abstraction. The bar work
responds to the bend of tree
limbs, the positive spaces to
clusters of foliage, allowing
the negative space to relate
the idea of dappled light
through the trees on the
forest bed. This aspect is
compounded when the work
casts shadow.
Cold Forged and Matched to Pattern.