Dave Wertz

The focus of Wertz’s work is finely crafted three-dimensional metal sculpture. All work is hand fabricated using various combinations of forging and welding. The technique is as ancient as it is modern and cutting edge. He employs a vast array of tools and equipment to achieve a diversity of expressions ranging from a contemporary sleekness to the appearance of something just recovered from antiquity. The patinas, paints and finishes operate in much the same way running the full length and breath of the spectrum. For the majority of Wertz’s work he has employed carbon steel, that’s not to say however, that on occasion he does imbue his work with certain exotic metals. Of late he has been swept up in the beauty of reclaimed metal. Wertz seeks to share the excitement and mystery of this medium with the viewer within the confines of his sculpture. Wertz hopes in your consideration of his work you will find that his enthusiasm for creating art is matched only by his tenacious pursuit of quality. After an 18-month sabbatical spent exploring Asia, Wertz has returned to his east coast studio eagerly jumping back in and reunite with the medium whose language he innately shares, please enjoy.

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