9 Beating Hearts
Christina Sporrong is an innovative and adventurous blacksmith who is blending traditional metal work with the emerging field of kinetic sculpture. Few artists working today fearlessly combine the unyielding hardness of steel with the narrative sensitivity that Christina Sporrong infuses into her work. She is an artist to watch. Continuing emphasis she places on combining the old-world craft of the blacksmith with new materials, technologies, and metal-finishing techniques yields an ever-changing and dynamic body of work. The recent introduction of the element of kinetics has taken her sculptural work in yet another new and exciting direction.
9 Beating Hearts is a sound sculpture. Inspired by the noises of our modern working environments, this piece explores the complex and often disharmonious relationship between human and machine through repetitive percussive notes created by claws hitting forged steel hearts.