Here are the stills I snapped to accompany the video of a few fellow students prepping for and pouring molten bronze metal into our first set of plaster sculpture casts for class. I have to say that his is one of the more fascinating things I have witnessed. There are quite a few photos, so I set the slide show on auto with short intervals to help breeze through them all. Also! Our instructor tossed either a penny or a dime (can't remember which) onto one of the wells full of molten metal and then scraped it across the surface with a piece of rebar that created a chemical reaction and released this series of intensely white bursts of flame. The end product of this was somewhat of a sulfur-yellow glob from which there emanated a sort of wispy, white tuft of hair you can sort of make out in the last few photos (my instructor later said it this was the formation of ash that had collected rapidly as a result of the intense heat). What a phenomenon!
I MADE THIS!