Metal Casting

When I started this series of sculptures, the aim was to try and convey emotion through abstract form.  I find I rarely convey my true emotions in real life, perhaps partly because British societal norms discourage displaying emotions, but also perhaps the way I was brought up and my experiences during my life, but this is different for everyone. So I decided to make a sculpture that instead of conveying emotion, would convey the stifling of our emotional expression. I made the central objects beautiful, intricate forms to convey our different emotions and surrounded them in a variety iron cages to represent the different inhibitions in our lives that confine and stifle our emotions.
These objects are digitally sculpted and 3D printed in plastic; these are then coated in a ceramic shell and the plastic burnt out in a kiln; the moulds are then cast in the two different metals.

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