This piece, Power to the People I, is part of an ongoing series I call Badges of Honor, which I create specifically to promote and/or benefit causes and ideas that I believe in. This piece is in an Instagram auction to benefit three different organizations that support Black lives in different ways: CLASP, The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and Black Voters Matter.
Please go to https://www.instagram.com/metalsmithsforchange/ to view and bid on this and many other beautiful works to benefit these worthy institutions and BE THE CHANGE. Thank you!!!
My awesome pal Staci Sawyer Phebus (see her gorge metalwork at juniperbaymetals.com) made this delightful video that shows the sandcasting process. Check it out!
late 2019. personal bark.
Ever since the very first time I made a sandcasting mold in a class at Penland with the outstanding Cat Bates, I have wanted to attempt to cast the pattern made in the sand by the dowel I use to pack the mold. Three years later I finally did it! Super stoked on this new direction.