Saturday, January 2, 2016

FIGURE OF A VESSEL by Jeremy Hansen

In the Beginning…
Seed Idea
-Focus on Vessel
Initial Waxes
-Inner Form
-Not so Attached
Forming the Figure

Early Figures -Cast Wax -Mold Troubles -Features Angel, Constantine, and Devil
Originally meant as toppers for cast iron vessel
Revised Figure
-Sculpted Wax - Features just Constantine - Moves Focus to the Figure
Who Is This Constantine Fellow?
“I'm the one who steps from the shadows, all trench coat and cigarette and arrogance, ready to deal with the madness. Oh, I've got it all sewn up. I can save you. If it takes the last drop of your blood, I'll drive your demons away. I'll kick them in the bollocks and spit on them when they're down, and then I'll be gone back into the darkness, leaving only a nod and a wink and a wisecrack. I walk my path alone... who would want to walk with me?”
John Constantine  (Vertigo Comic)
Molding a Thought
Sand Molds - New Process - Attracted to Fire - Go Big - Support Rod
 Back to the Vessel   :  Process Redirects Concept
Mixing Mediums
Dragon - Terra Cotta - Coil Method - Soda Fired
Base Casting, Direct Pour, Wire Wheel, Natural Rust Patina, Glass Kiln

-Poured into Hot Iron Base (1200F) - Terra Cotta Dust Underneath

Conclusion: Lost Hero

John Constantine is an unorthodox and relatively unknown hero. His series was left behind while others prosper in today’s world; the same world that is also leaving religion behind. Less and less individuals are being interested in religion and even less are being active in religion. Constantine fights his battles within the spiritual realm and although he is no priest, he is still an exorcist. This ties to the loss of religious interest, and this piece serves as a holding place for loss, whether small like the loss of a fictional character or the loss of a piece of culture.
The Big Guy

The Gethsemane Grail: The True Cup of Christ: Thrown Stoneware :
Sand mold with nail and screw inclusions.

“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”  Matthew 26:39

“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”   Mark 10:38

Work made during Junior Sculpture Foundry Fall '15 with Professor Coral Penelope Lambert

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