Assagai

Assagai was started shortly after leaving NYC and moving to SF. Looking for a studio, Zach chanced upon a drilling and foundation construction company at the Hunters Point Navy Yard with a pile of steel and a maverick owner apparently amused by the artist who allowed him the use of the construction yard and equipment on off hours. Working on available nights and weekends over a period of nearly two years, this work features a 50 foot “teeter-totter” and complex pipe to pipe connections at odd angles so difficult to construct that it led directly to the pursuit of CAD to design sculpture. ┬áThis is one of very few of Coffin’s works that do not incorporate stone mostly due to the soft crumbly nature of the serpentine stone in the area.

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