Cast Explosions, 2015

Having traced the path of a small explosion in the Exploded Vases series, I became intent on capturing the shape of the explosion itself. So, for the Cast Explosion series, I ignited the firecrackers in balls of soft clay. The blast created a void within the clay that could be filled with wax and the cast in bronze using the lost wax technique. The resulting sculptures lend a classical bearing to moments of small-scale, adolescent mischief, which, in turn, allowed the endeavour to become aligned with a larger history of violence.

Cast Explosion Day 5 Mk II

Cast Explosion Day 5 Mk II, 2015, bronze, 13.5 x 6 x 6”

Cast Explosion Day 5 Mk V

Cast Explosion Day 5 Mk V, 2015, bronze, 11.75 x 4.75 x 4.5”

Cast Explosion Day 2 MkII

Cast Explosion Day 2 MkII, 2015, bronze, 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5”