An increasing number of sculptors are turning to fabricators these days, those industrial companies who specialize in making large-scale commercial products such as street signs or cars. (In fact, I would argue that it's the defining trend of art in the Bush era.)
But for Joel Morrison, 32, a former West Coast artist residing in Berlin, that process simply allows him to refine his practice that much further. Ten years ago, he was wrapping everyday objects in foam and gaffer's tape to create roughshod, biomorphic forms that somehow referred to art history (a Henry Moore sculpture, for instance). Today, with fabricators' help, he's doing the same thing, only with hugely expensive, and gorgeously rendered, stainless steel.