Lori Niederer’s past explorations in painting and sculpture have brought her to her current work in metal. Always inspired by the natural world, she finds a variety of ways to express the beauty she finds. Her copper wall hangings are created using a combination of torch effects and chemical patinas on copper plate. Her three-dimensional drawings are inspired by the flowing lines of animals in motion. She also creates sculptural works using rocks from Vermont mountain streams. Using the natural characteristics of the rocks and added color and carving, she then forges steel structures to support them. Lori is always experimenting with materials and ways to use them. She lives in Fairfield, Vermont and in The Adirondack Mountains of New York, where she sails and canoes and roams around.