Steel caught my heart when I was sixteen.
While at boarding school, I went to the blacksmith class and ever since, steel and fire haven’t let me out of their hot and strong hands. Steel is very vivid to me. It has character and warmth.
If you ever had the possibility to see how steel is milled, have seen how a blast furnace plant works, this vast impression will never leave your heart again. It is an act of pure creation, extremely impressive, sheer energy.
As I am a woman in a male dominated field, the feminine aspect of my material, our epoch and history is eminent and omnipresent in my work.
Copyright by Isabella Devinast, Berlin, 2017