cast bronze

segmented worm -- sand cast bronze -- 51'' long, built from 11 individual castings -- The joints are moveable, allowing the worm to be ''posed'' in various attitudes. I built this piece over the course of a year. It began as an effort to get at what is so compelling about repeated forms that are capable of linked motion.

segmented worm -- sand cast bronze

segmented worm -- sand cast bronze

segmented worm -- original patterns -- sheet metal, fiberglass auto body filler -- The forms are made of durable materials because they were used to create multiple molds for casting, using a process that is more common in industrial settings than in fine arts.

wobbly bowl -- investment cast bronze, stainless steel rods -- The bowl stands 11'' tall and rocks and shivers, causing the ball to roll around and make a ringing sound.

wobbly bowl -- process #1 (pattern)

wobbly bowl -- process #2 (mold)

wobbly bowl -- process #3 (wax)

wobbly bowl -- process #4 (drilling jig) -- This jig enabled me to drill into the bowl at measured angles so that rods inserted into the holes would fan out evenly from the center.

wobbly bowl -- process #5 (attachment of rods) -- The rods are glued into angled holes drilled in the bronze.

Description

I am interested in design that springs from the qualities materials and manufacturing processes. The process of making castings is fascinating because it involves alternating between positive solid forms and negative voids.

Type

cast metal