Combining found and constructed elements, Cuprum, Cuprum challenges the processes, limitations and possibilities of the material. With an emphasis on surface and ideas surrounding display, McDowell is interested in combining various sculptural methods with conventions that are typically affiliated with painting. In doing so, he is interested in exploring the relationship between image and object. Driven by an intuitive exploration of industrial materials and processes, the work examines the soft and ductile nature of copper while addressing its’ scientific principles and historical associations. Drawing on the Modernist lexicon of sculpture and painting, the work responds to the industrial appliances that inhabit our surrounding environment. Through a series of material interventions, McDowell intends to scrutinize the manufactured forms pre-existing framework, while challenging the viewers associations to them.