Untitled (Iron C)

Untitled (Iron C)
 
Joel McKinney
Found-texture Cast Iron

Found-texture chem-sand cast iron with irradized glass marbles.
The "Doorknob" series is comprised of (arguably tongue-in-cheek) variations on a spherical doorknob donated by Gene Verschelde. This model has been used in part in over 35 sculptures, some are social commentary, others are purely formal, in both lost-wax and found-texture castings.
The found-texture technique involves taking a chemically-bonded sand mold of a found object or texture and cutting and/or altering the old to fit another more complex mold for casting. It was developed by Julius Schmidt, but I learned about it from Laura Griffith, who had studied under Julius, when she spoke at the University of Minesota as part of Wayne Potratz' Visiting Artist Series.
The collection of John Day, Yankton, SD.


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