Mackenzie O'Brien

Teaching Since: 2012
Involved Since: 2009
Department(s): Blacksmithing, Welding
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My interests around the metal working field were first inspired by West African blacksmiths who continue to perfect their craft by making farming tools and forged instruments. I aspire to develop as a talented tool maker and utilitarian artist, incorporating the dynamic and imperfect beauty of nature into my work. I hope to inspire other worker-artists by writing about nature, history and science.