Elaine and Jim
This small sculpture is a sand cast bronze, a technique usually used in industrial foundries. The shapes were first made in wood, except the chicken bone and the tap. With the exception of the tap, all the other shapes were used to make moulds in sand into which molten bronze, a mixture of copper and tin, was poured. When cold, the rough bronze castings were cleaned and welded together, along with the tap. The organic elements were given a higher polish for contrast.
- If Digestion haiku was a working machine, what kind of noises would it make and what would the machine produce?
- Imagine your body is a machine, what would you need to keep it running in perfect working order? (Think of fuel, replacing worn parts, preventative maintenance.)
- Make a totem that best describes you. Draw your design or assemble one using found objects or objects from nature.
- A haiku is a Japanese poem that generally has only three lines. The
first and last lines have five syllables, the second line seven syllables.
Create a haiku about your totem.