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Jon Koehler - Artist Statement
The journey is just as important as the destination, in the craftsmanship of Jon Koehler's stainless steel sculptures. By creating kinetic sculptures, starting in the details of the craft, knowing how to break down the elements of steel with the manipulation of welding, Jon is pushing the boundaries of metal engineering. Jon brings opposing forces into equilibrium, turning cold hard steel into a graceful kinetic balance within its environment. Making the immovable move, making a heavy medium appear light, creating from a pure source of exploration and pushing the boundaries of imagination and engineering is the dichotomy of his work. Jon's creative objective is to bring the viewer into a new world where a gentle breeze or push of the hand will bring to life the complexity of his organic sculpture, thus transporting the viewer further into a world where steel dances like a feather in the wind. The continued exploration of "opposites in balance," to extend the realm of kinetic movement, creating a visual harmony with flowing lines of steel within a natural environment is what fuels Jon's imagination and continued creative pursuits.