To make a sculptural tableau consisting of 6 elements made from identical starting stock. 5 of the elements will be manipulated using the 5 fundamental processes of forge work, each of these elements will still display the original starting stock. The sixth element will be a piece of the starting stock untouched.
The aims of this work is to emphasise the subject of ‘transition’ in a material sense; whilst using blacksmithing and its process as a metaphor for ourselves.
Process: each piece will be forged to show the starting stock and attempt to show the techniques in their most simple terms:
- draw down & fire weld
- punch & split
- fuller & spread
- drawing down & bending
Size: 300mm x 300mm x 300mm
Weight: 4.29 kg, 6 x 715 grams