... constantly working out the details...

... constantly working out the details...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Running out of internet

So i am running out of internet access these days. I am moving and am unsure if there will be internet at my new residence... but while i am on the way out i thought i might post fairly regularly for a change.

I have returned from My internship at Franconia Sculpture Park. Things went fairly smoothly all summer. It is a great way to spend a summer, especially if one has just graduated from undergrad or is between that and undergrad.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Iron in minnesota

So this past week we had the honor of working with Coral Lambert to plan the franconia Hot metal Summer Pour. The pour was a reasonble succes, aside from small problems with the resin bonded sand curing. We poured three times, running the fairly new Aurora compliments of Felicia Glidden as well as a well modified furnace originally built by Michael Bigger. Many of the artists, were either MN locals or former students from various schools in the twin cities areas, but others came from as far as seattle and the UK, being fresh off a tip from April's ICCCIA in Ironbridge, UK.

The director of this pour, as well as the ICCCIA, Coral lambert is becoming one of the names synonomous with iron casting. Her recent show in minneapolis at gallery 13 shows a phenominal ammount of work, much of it made since hurricane Katrina Destroyed much of her New Orleans studio last year. Check the Links for more information.

This is the piece i made for both the iron pour and the 2006-2007 Franconia Sculpture Park exhibition.

For a further list of artists:

Coral Lambert (US/UK)
Eric LeGrey (MN)
Jim Brenner (IL)
Joe Eisenhauer (NC)
Felicia Glidden (MN)
Veronica Glidden (MN)
Mary Johnson (MN)
Jeff Kalstrom (MN)
Arden Miller (MN)
Carrie Phoenix (UK)
Jane Powers (UK)
Theresa Smith (MI)
Jon Smith (NC)
Kat Sikes (NC)
Alair Wells (WA)
Melanie VanHouten (MN)
Kevin Dartt (NY)
Intern Artists:
Christian Benefiel (MD)
James Edwin Payne (IL)