Sunday, January 31, 2010
Cast iron and cast bronze. 6” x 6” x 6”
The piece Intertwining addresses the concept of interacting forces, the way two forces meet and affect each other. The piece was made via vaporization mold, the cast iron and bronze igniting and replacing the impermanent foam with more lasting metal within the mold. The core is formed of cast iron, a ferrous mass that carries visual weight with it. The bronze, poured second around the piece, was affected by the presence of cast iron, causing cold shuts in it. The idea of duality and interaction of forces goes back far into the history of humankind, as far as the casting process at least, and the development of highly complex philosophical concepts was only made possible by the technological advances of the casting process.