Why was the king thirsty; why was the donkey sad? paper cast from letters of prisoners

I first model the piece in clay and then cast the clay into bronze in my studio foundry.  The colors are a patina using both pigments and acids burned onto the bronze.  I am also casting pieces in paper, using the thousands of letters received through the Prisoner Express project in which I volunteer as art director.



Death by sinking
Death by sinking. papercast from the letters of prisoners. Walking across the peat bogs on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, I couldn’t help but think how easy it would be for a sheep or a person to get stuck in the mud
The marked face, 21x25x12″ Paper cast sculpture from the letters of prisoners
Beast of burden, bronze 10x10x7″















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“Oh, the letters I have written”, paper cast of large bird made from prisoners’ letters 15x12x12″
Born in a diaspora, over life size lamb, paper-cast from prisoner letters
















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