“As an artist I want to make sculpture that exhibits the skills and techniques that I have developed as a metal worker over the last 30 years. My method of working steel is uniquely a product of my involvement and experience’s in the oil and ship building industry of Louisiana.”
Whiting developed a technique of carving steel with the oxy-acetylene torch that produces complex surfaces that are fascinating and heavily textured. The subject matter often become secondary to the well informed viewer. His work exhibits the strength of steel as a sculptural medium. “By carving the steel I am free from the found object or mill shaped objects that are so often found in contemporary steel sculpture.”
Whiting has numerous works in private and public collections. He has also completed numerous life size and monumental size sculptures. His early background in welding and metal works has gifted him with incredible experiences working on massive industrial projects that have helped him develop the skills used to realize this technique.