Mould making


Not sure how sound or neccessary my current course of action is, but being in the workshops gives me peace and time to think. I am trusting the making at the moment- the responses I have had so far to my pieces based on iphones has been along the lines I was hoping for, so I am pursuing that idea further.

The bronze I cut the ‘brute’ facsimilies from was alu-copper alloy, base, valuable, soft.

Alubronze
Alubronze

The previous sand-casting was more traditional, scrap bronze. It resembled a relic.

Sand cast relic
Sand cast relic

Following the idea of the conductivity of copper and the high copper content of bronze (about 95%) I am continuing to transform this familiar tactile object we use to connect with people over distance into something which forms a direct contact between people as they pass it to one another.

molds and blanks
moulds and blanks
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wax blanks ready to be covered in the investment material
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The silicon mould
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all tucked up cosy ready for next layer of wonderful goo/rock hard hold
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someone showed me his phone he had actually had gold-plated. gold inside and out!

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