Ray Salas is a fusion artist working primarily in metal but incorporating various other materials and media. While working as a recording engineer, he met Ken Lovelett, a sound sculptor, and began to create sculptures that are simultaneously musical instruments. Instead of focusing on only one art form – music, recording, sculpture, design, furniture or engineering – he began to combine these to create functional, interactive sculptures. His intensive study of and journey into metal fabrication began at Tallix Art foundry where he developed a proprietary casting process: “The Colliding Metals Mold Process”. From there he went on to work in various fabrication industries, including designing radical custom motorcycles. His furniture design has been featured in Dwell and at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. Today, Ray continues to learn and explore the boundaries and relationships between art, craft, design and technology. The sound sculptures he creates for Fugitive Kind seek to create a vibrant sonic life and re-imagine the possibilities for sound in the theater.