Recognized around the world as one of the leading fabulists in a fabulousy world, Bill (Bee) Reid has been making painted steel extravagonzo sculptures for over thirty years.
Reid’s work showcases creatures that inhabit their own little udopia and follow an uncommon logic. Characterized by extremely high spirits, they fall back to earth with a certain grace leaving behind a little epiphony or feybill to wonder at.
?My process of working is elemental; using only a few hand tools and the heat of the torch I build my creatures out of thin sheets of metal and steel rods. Even as a young boy, I was drawn to the siren call of fire. Like a detective, I turn on the heat until the steel talks. Like an astronomer, I study faint sparks of light in the distance and I try to bring them closer by telling their stories about life in the mowzone layer.? – Bill Reid