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I have published three parts to a series detailing the process of going from a clay original, via wax, to a bronze sculpture. There are one or two parts left to edit. This is part 1:
“Phoenix” is about crashing and burning and how this is sometimes a sacrifice for rising again transformed. This, the right side of a man’s back and arm, is made from bronze and steel, and bronze fuzed to steel. It is life-sized.
It has been colored by going through the fire in the forge. I’m really excited about the patterns and colours that can be achieved by mixing steel and bronze.
Photos by Remy Sorondo.
I did a video of one of my latest projects: Reconstructed Torso.
At one level I just like sculpting human figures and hammering metal, and finding beauty between ideal shapes and flawed surfaces. On another level this is about ruthlessly scrutinising and making conscious the ideals that we sacrifice ourselves for. Maybe to the point of reconstructing something less ideal but more real? It is life-sized made from individually forged pieces of sheet metal 1-3 mm thick.
At Håjum cemetary in Trollhättan, Sweden, there is a sculpture park featuring alternative grave markers. The one I’ve done is a memorial to all those that have gone before us and who have contributed to making us what we are. Here is a short recording of when I set up the grave marker:
Easy to grasp presentation about the decline in fatalities from war. There is off course more to this but this is a great primer that makes use of data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program.