Offered here is a sculpture entitled “Mercury” created in 2020 by Michael Aron. An assemblage of antique foundry molds 19 inches tall.
Machine Age wooden foundry molds (1877-1920) are carved to form negative space for metal casting with handles to hold during production. The mold is pressed into sand, removed, then ￼molten metal is poured into the resulting void. The molds are painted to protect the wood.