'FOUR TOWERS' (2017)
Approximately 10cm x 10cm x 50cm
'Four Towers' were produced as a follow on from 'Alumination', testing to see how iron reacts when directly poured onto pre-charred wood.
The form of the wood has taken a more natural one, made by splitting the wood to give an organic edge as opposed to the straight edge forms used for 'Alumination'.
The joining of the two materials was also improved by applying mortise & tenon and dowel techniques, with the wood hosting the void and the molten iron filling it.
'UNREACTIVE' & 'FALLEN' TOWERS (2018)
Approximately 10cm x 10cm x 60cm
These towers were the scaled up sisters to 'Four Towers' and were created to test new ways of fixing the two opposing materials together. This time instead of using wood-working inspired joints, coach-bolts were used.
With 'Unreactive' Tower the iron was cast separately from the wood, so the two pieces of material fit together perfectly, with no burn-gap there is a a flush line where they meet. The coach-bolt is set into the cast iron and a hole in the base of the wood sits perfectly onto it.
'Fallen' Tower is an example of reversing the order of the wood and iron. Cast with the iron taking up the top part of the form rather than the bottom. As the weight of the iron could not be supported by the delicate charred wood, this piece is shown horizontally.
'UNPREDICTABLE' TOWER (2018)
Approximately 20cm x 20cm x 60cm
Created by simultaneously casting bronze then iron onto wood within the same mould. A 'Glamorous' way of casting.