Witnessing sculptors of heavy duty and industrial materials work is amazing and I have a tremendous amount of respect for these sculptors.
Think about it... melted metals like iron being poured to create incredibly large and/or intricately small works.
Leading the pour was local Sculptor Rory Mahon. See the pictures below of the funace, the molten hot iron being poured into molds and other images. In the museum building @ GFS, Rory and others have iron work on display along with some sketches I really loved of Steve Tobins' Aerial Roots.
|Steve Tobin working on a roots sculpture|
|Coal to heat furnace|
|furnace... boy does it get hot!|
|Liquid iron being poured into mold|
|The scratch molds. Nice designs!|
|Rory Mahon, Sculptor. |
Look @ all of his protective clothing!
|LOVE this Sumi-E sketch by Tobin|
|My Tots on Tour group checking out Aerial Roots|
|Random, un-assembled sculpture on Johnson Atelier property. Large sculptures are created in pieces that join together. Makes transporting and creating them easier|