New Castings from Sculpture I

A great cross-section of new work by the FSU Intro to Sculpture crew, especially considering I didn’t give them much time to get patterns made and molds packed up this fall.  Another big thanks to the Shepherd U sculpture department for having us down to pour and the folks at Quikrete for generously supplying us with a great sand for molds-

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Images from Slippery Rock University exhibition

appetite: process and priority of consumption

Thanks to Theresa Antonellis, her very helpful students, and the entire faculty and staff at Slippery Rock University for this exhibition, a great space to show.

New work in process

I recently had the opportunity to work on a large scale in the realm of Iron casting when I participated in the 2015 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL.  It was a fantastic opportunity to make new work, and engage with some of the top artists, faculty, and foundrymen/women in the world who are working in iron.  Some images and video of the happenings from the week are below.  A huge thanks to all of my large mold workshop mates and the Sloss crew for helping me get a successful casting that approached 375lbs and was really clean.

Pattern:

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Packing Mold:

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Pouring Work and the Casting:

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Small castings headed to the Bayou

unhinged, seized, and slippage have been selected to 2015 20″x20″x20″: A National Compact Exhibition  at the Union Gallery at LSU.  I’m honored to have this work chosen from over 300 pieces submitted, and win a merit award by the juror.  This means unhinged gets a new crate for this next journey, as the miles that little guy has logged has been tough on the plywood.  The show is scheduled to be displayed in their newly renovated gallery April 9 – June 10, 2015.