Tom Joyce is a sculptor, MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and widely acknowledged as one of the foremost practitioners in the field for his contributions to the art and science of forging iron. Initially trained as a blacksmith in the rural farming community of El Rito, New Mexico in his youth, Joyce's works examine the physical, environmental, political, and historical implications of using iron as a primary medium. Working from studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Brussels, Belgium and at several industrial forging and foundry facilities in the US, his concerns and observations are expressed through multimedia installations, immersive soundscapes, video projections, photography, and through materials that have inherited specific histories from prior use.
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