Shit air max

Iron cast in a dung mould

25 x 10 x 8 cm

2016

 

In this work I made moulds using horse dung, clay and sand, to cast iron into. This ancient technique and recipe was one of the first methods employed to produce a casting in metal. 

Some of the items first cast would have been religiously important, for example gods or deitys. I have used this technique to cast Nike Air max trainers and iPhones, perhaps contemporary societies idea of the divine?

 The objects produced were not perfect castings but beautiful objects in their own rite. The process of making objects is important in my work.

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