Shards Series are steps in a never-ending process of exploration. Strips of bronze edge welded to other strips, strips of stainless steel darkened with a blacking agent. All are "woven" together in a 21st century rendition of a blanket. Then they are patinated and recut, re-welded, rewoven and more patina. The narratives arise from the images appearing in the metal after these processes. This series is currently unavailable: the originals having all been sold, other than Mountains to Climb, and the equipment to create these work is no longer available. If there is demand, Ulrich could begin this series again.