Deborah Sawyer
Tread Vase
2008
Cast bronze
9" X 4" X 4"
$80
I have always been attracted to patterns, whether the patterns on a tire or the organic marks that rust creates on metal. With my cast metal pieces, in most cases I start from an existing object and manipulate it to give it a new function. "Tread Vase" was an unusual case that I sculpted the original vase out of plasticine (an oil-based clay). I made a mold of the clay, then made a wax casting which became the final bronze vase.
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