Some of my work shows strength and force while others are soft and playful. Capturing the energy was my goal for this piece.  I often study the way animals move to better understand the essence of what they are. Greyhounds are full to the brim with playful energy and that to me is the true spirit of a greyhound.  As I forged this piece, carefully curving and forming the slabs of stainless steel, the design unfolded in front of me.  My preliminary sketches and thoughts yield to the force of the bending metal fighting back at me. Forming metal is a bit of a battle but when done with care, you can find the softer side of steel.