HOMBRE DE HIERRO
KBFA | CURIO COLLECTION
Hombre de Hierro is a topographical construction of CNC plasma-cut steel plates, stacked to form the image of a man standing with his arms folded. The piece honors the men and women who shaped Philadelphia’s industrial history through innovation and craftsmanship. As the city reimagines itself as a hub for culture and innovation, the grit that characterized its inhabitants prevails. Considering past and present, I integrated traditional and contemporary fabrication methods to create Hombre de Hierro for the lobby of the new Logan Hotel in Philadelphia. In reverence of the city built by industry and formed by innovation, Hombre de Hierro stands silently commanding a presence of the lobby and its guests.