Discovery is the key to keeping your mind open and alert. The more you look for things you love, the more you see them even if you're not expecting them. When I was searching through photos of sculptures, I came across a vein of works by different artists that kind of had a similar feel even though they were made up of different things. One of the artists that stood out for me because of the uniqueness of his work was Gil Bruvel. Upon reading some biographical information about him, he moved with his parents from Australia to France when he was young. After studying in France, he went on to California, Hawaii, and Texas. If I had known about him when I lived in San Antonio, I would have driven the hour or so north of the city to go visit him, see him work, and ask him some questions. I noticed in his work a certain fluidity of the human form. What seems to be ribbons of steel or aluminum make the shapes of faces and hair. In reality, the ribbons are precisely sculptured details that are molded in stainless steel and sometimes coated in a patina. His works have the look of flowing metal and they are detailed enough that you can look up close at each piece for twenty minutes and still not fully grasp the painstaking skill it took to carve them. In the first picture below, you can see what his pieces look like before they become stainless steel. You can also relate to their size when you see Gil standing next to it. I love Gil's work and I hope you do as well. Go see more at www.bruvel.com.