Bronze

I began by making these "creatures" from scavenged paper-pulp packaging. I would glue them together, coat them with more glue and then add a couple washes of cement and paint. I challenged myself to do one a week so that by the end of the year I had about 50. They were rapidly overflowing my small workspace. At that point I decided I'd like to see them in bronze, which meant that the originals became maquettes for the bronze work. However, it wasn't always possible to find the original packaging and bronze, I quickly learned, has some restrictions to the way it can flow so I had to make some modifications. I have about 15 bronzes at this point. These are direct casts (meaning the original is burned away in the process.) Below are examples of some of the bronzes and the maquettes.