Cripple

 

solimanto_12
– forged angle iron melted then welded
solimanto_13-copy
detail

The suspended sculptural piece Cripple, was envisioned from the deterioration on my spine. Lesions from multiple sclerosis, arthritis, protruding and bulging discs inhibits my movement and causes adversities in my daily living. I am stigmatized by my disability and yet the forging of this steelwork I explored overcomes these prejudicial misconceptions through empowerment of disability pride and strength.