Gust- post #1

In 2013  I had an idea for a sculpture composed of a series of bronzes hats caught in a gust of wind. As the hat blows, and tumbles it changes shape. I could visualize the cool abstract shapes the wind could force the hat into. I have a lot of experience with wind as I grew up in the west Texas town of El Paso and spent my early years on a Cotton farm in Dell City, Texas. I am all too familiar with the power the wind can have.  

 The last piece of the series in wax. The last piece is completely  flattened. This last piece may end up flat against a wall. 

The last piece of the series in wax. The last piece is completely  flattened. This last piece may end up flat against a wall. 

Here is the piece sprued up. I have attached the system that will create the cavity the bronze travels through to get into the sculpture.  

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 Blind vents in place  

Blind vents in place  

Above I have attached the blind vents that will allow the gasses to exit when the bronzes is poured.  

 

Below I have added the return vents. When the bronze fill the piece the gases will exit the piece through the cavities created by these last two cents.  

 Return vents added

Return vents added

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