Clayton Swartz

Complex layering of bio-morphic shapes, interweaving design, and saturated colors only begin to describe Clayton Swartz’s unique metal sculpture designs. Looking into any one of his pieces will take you deep into a maze of parts, design, formal unities, and holistic composition that will give you a sense of revelation into the sculptures design and meaning. Swartz uses an array of techniques and processes employing MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting, and grinding. When fabrication is complete, the color process begins. Using an array of brushes, airbrushes, and other paint moving tools, he coats his work with vibrant color and saturates them with translucent automotive finish. These special techniques are used to create vital effects in the work that treat each shape as its own abstract painting while working in conjunction with the whole sculpture.