A #selfportrait piece I did while attending art school in my early 20's. The teacher was expecting cardboard, pipe cleaners, glitter. You know #artsandcraft things. "That's different" was my critique. This was the project that I learned the college was a commercial art degree and not fine art. That there are times to think out of the box, and there are times to follow the direction of the project. You being the artist/builder have to be the one to make those calls if you want that project to be successful. I would have done better in college if I had followed the instructors style and expectations and watched some Martha Stewart. At the time I didn't care. I wanted to #forge myself and show them something they never saw. #throwbackthursday #blacksmith #dirtysmith #metalart

Colorado Artist Blacksmith - Dragon Forge LTD