Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Iron and steel. 28 1/2'' x 7'' x 6''
Spinal Trap illustrates a struggle for validation. The spine symbolizes a burly structure that emanates strength. Casting the spine in iron supports this idea with the material’s enduring presence. This piece was cast in Birmingham, Alabama at SLOSS Furnaces with ECU’s elected furnace, Fe Faru. The product of this experience held great importance for myself as a sculptor.
Iron casting has been a brief part of my experience as an artist but has left a heavy impression on the way I approach my art. The process of casting has introduced an appreciation for not only the physical effort that the process demands, but also dedication and persistence that are humbling. I can only hope that my offering to this craft can be accepted as a reverence to those who have ignited the passion within our hearts to continue this rich tradition.