Ice and fire

CASTING (poem)

Bones found on a hillside, bronze cast in a furnace. The process a revelation:

CAST CAST

Silicone mould…wax. Cups, runners and risers (bronze in, air out)
Ceramic shell times 6…..wax burnt out….ammonia dries
Fire bonds ceramic shell…


Hot hot hot bronze into hot hot shell…

Knock off shell, cut off the pieces and CHASE. CHASE.
Patinate
with ferric nitrate
not French skates…..

A lot of little bones and a few flints…CAST CAST

Photograph and THROW THROW

THROW AT THE DRUM

CAST AND MAKE NOISE…

Record…..

CAST 2019/2020

CAST 2019/2020

Glacial Oddkin 2020

Plastic toy animals are frozen in ice blocks

Core Cocktails 2020

Plastic toy animals iced in tumblers

Glacier 2020

Obsession 2014

A found root of marram grass is pierced with many many long pins