Artist: Bill Hiese
Medium: Iron

After attending Art school for four years and teaching for six years in Buffalo, New York, Bill Hiese became a full time sculptor. Hiese is more interested in visual statements rather than verbal statements and has never been interested in explaining his work. Hiese uses discarded steel from America's industrial age to create the airy forms and delicate lines in his sculptures.

Heise's metal sculptures recycle discarded steel from rural Vermont into wildlife images. The discarded materials from an earlier phase of our industrial society are transformed into animal sculptures. In the sculpture there are brake springs, chain links, industrial hooks, plow discs, railroad spikes and tie plates, shovel blades, steel rods and square nails. They are made by Bill Heise and several helpers in his Vermont studio.

The studio has a large collection of scrap iron collected from barnyards and rural junkyards. The various metal shapes suggest images and ideas to Heise for his sculptures. He works with acetylene torches and electric arc welders, and some components are forged into shape. The sculptures are designed to be left outside to rust.

Moose is located in the Guerrieri University Center.