About Damon Hyldreth:

My work stands as a reminder of the connection between man and nature as the world around us becomes increasingly removed from this essential and most basic union. While the metals I use are clearly man-made, the result of my collaboration with them is a blurring of the divide between nature and structure, space and form. This results in a strong symbiosis between the formal elements of sculpture and it’s surroundings, both architectural and natural.

My process in sculpture is highly linked to the idea of transformation. I consider the potential energy in my materials and lure out the dynamic forces of nature. I blend emotion with form, allowing the work to evolve, probing shapes, investigating their capacity to change. I seek to reveal the nature of the material, allowing it to take on a life of it’s own.

I create art that challenges people’s expectations. My sculpture embodies the tension between stasis and impending movement; despite its weight and volume, or perhaps because of it, metal can dance and even suggest song. Ideally a viewer engages with my work on a subliminal level enabling them to have an experience of a uniquely personal nature.  I work with Cor-ten steel, stainless steel, bronze, and painted steel. These diverse metals, with their varied looks, suggest forms individualistically.


Knot 67SR

Stainless Steel, Steel Base 20″ x 18″ x 36″

Knot 74S

Stainless Steel 29″ x 31″ x 12″

Knot 75B

Patinaed Steel, Stainless Steel 32″ x 32″ x 16″

Knot 77SS

Mirror Polished Stainless Steel 35″ x 15″ x 7″

Knot 44SS

Mirror Polished Stainless Steel 26″ x 19″ x 11″

Knot #86SP

Patinaed Stainless Steel A/P 15″ x 13″ x 13″

Knot #87SP

Patinaed Steel, Patinaed Stainless Steel A/P 16″ x 10″ x 8″

Knot #63

Powder Coated Steel, Patinaed Steel A/P 14″ x 12″ x 20″

Knot #88B

Powder Coated Steel 1/7 18″ x 22″ x 20″

Knot 52B

Patinaed Stainless Steel 1/7 20″ x 20″ x 12″

Knot 92

Powder Coated Steel 76″ x 48″ x 24″

Knot 61

Patinated Stainless Steel 20″ x 20″ x 15″

Knot 51S

Stainless Steel, Steel Base 24″ x 22″ x 14″