For an artist whose work is measured by the ton, George Tobolowsky’s scrap-steel sculptural works can be remarkably light and lyrical — even feminine in the case of the big metal bra. Talk about your underwiring.
The bra, also known as “Ann-e Girl,” is a 13-foot representation of the intimate garment — cups, straps and all — in heavy gauge welded shards of steel. Planted in its midst is a “tree of life” with a central circular element symbolic of hope, faith, home, security, stability.
“Every piece I make has a circle in it somewhere,” Tobolowsky says.