It just happened one day. I saw abandoned and rusting metals. I felt them beckoning on me, wanting me to want them, to transform them, and to help them achieve their true worth.
From then on, I saw discarded and unwanted metals from a different light. They are not garbage, trash, spoils, discards, wastes or junk. I find hidden in each of them images, so compelling, so grand, so inspiring, so magical. I see in each a personality, a character, a sudden gush of emotion, a significant connection, an untold experience, an unbearable pain, an unmitigated joy, a deep sense of security or otherwise, a covenant to an unknown or yet to be found. I find art, I find meaning, I find myself and the ones I truly care for.
Then after I have touched these metals, they have become a loud cry that indeed the best is yet to come….. We just have to believe; we just have to trust.
Metals are me.
RAM MALLARI JR.