Though not intended to represent any specific natural form, Beasley’s bronze sculptures represent a distinctive body of work which reflect his love of nature, geology, and landscape. These compositions expand from the cube form, growing vertically and horizontally, creating intricate intersections of planes and shape. In both form and color one can imagine a relationship to tectonic plates, the mountains of the Rockies, the mesas of the Southwest, or to caves or crystals.
In the 1980s, Beasley started working with computer design as a tool to explore the complex geometry of these shapes and sketch out his ideas. He has been widely recognized in the field as the first sculptor to use computer design (CAD) in this capacity. Working with the computer to sketch out his models gave him much more freedom to create intricate geometries and provided precise measurement for fabrication. Beasley said, “I could do in an hour 100 trials of what would have taken four hours in cardboard. That was liberating.”