Based in Victoria, Michael Gittings’ current practice is deeply intuitive, focusing on metals and their properties. He is interested in the myriad of treatments and technologies employed by industry to form and finish metal products, some of which are at the very forefront of modern science while others have been around for millennia. The forms in Gittings’ works are influenced by the different techniques used to create them. While some techniques involve meticulous planning and construction, others require no previous plans or sketches. His work is a constantly evolving dialogue between artist and material.