Ideas behind “Cast Shadows”:

1. The process of casting iron is a fleeting event that leaves residue in different ways. Works submitted address this phenomenon in various way.
2. Artists who utilize cast iron produce “permanent” products in iron not only as work unto itself, but also as document to the event.

3. Iron casting process is connected to a long history of metal art, industry, and human history. Cast iron artworks are in a sense living in the shadows cast by this rich past. As well, contemporary artists are casting their own shadows onto those around and into the future.

4. There is a digital relationship between the curators from Illinois and North Carolina. There is a line like a cast shadow from a sundial that goes back and forth between Denton and Akagawa, two gnomon.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nicholas B Kernstine

Play it where it lies, hole 3
Cast Aluminum, stone. 11” x 12” x 8”

I choose to cast sculpture in metal because it is a permanent form. It will last for all time, and for me this is a way to always remember where I have come from, and what I have done in my life to bring me to where I am this day. Each sculpture I make is a way that I can pass along a love that I have. This piece shows how we can interact with nature through the sport of golf.

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