In 2012 I started a series of sculptures which, while abstract, are evocative of human figures. Pairing and grouping these figures imparts a strong narrative element, while color enhances the effect. I developed models by heating Plexiglas in a convection oven. In mere seconds, before the plastic stiffened, I thrust them into the desired shapes. To get the same results in steel required my 150 ton hydraulic press that I designed and built myself.