Rich Stewart has developed a large body of work in a series described as “Dangerous Sculptures”. His work is inspired by artists such as Julio Gonzalez, David Smith, and those contemporary sculptors who pour their own iron and embrace risk. Stewart’s interest lie in the precariousness of his craft of object making. His subject matter itself is cheeky and ominous, and conveys both the refined and yet coarse disposition of the artist’s sensibilities.
Rich, is an instructor of metal casting at UCSD Crafts Center, La Jolla, California. He began working in metal in his early teens, focusing on constructed, functional art, but always with an eye towards abstraction. After many years away from metal he learned metal casting from Tobias Flores at UCSD. He currently produces his metal work at a private studio and Iron Pours throughout the western half of the United States.