Tuesday, March 20, 2012
March 15, 2012 - A member of Denver-based performance and sculpture artist Matthew Toole's team prepares iron to be poured into a mold on Thursday at the University of Colorado Denver. Part of Toole's iron pouring apparatus can be seen on the left. The iron pour performance was organized by the Visual Arts Department at the University of Colorado Denver. The iron pour was the final of several events involving Matthew Toole that week including a lecture and free workshop on bonded sand molds. Photo by Ali Donohue.
March 15, 2012 - A member of Denver-based sculpture and performance artist Matthew Toole's team watches as an apparatus pours molten iron into a cast made of sandstone and wood at the College of Arts and Media Loading Dock on Curtis Street in Denver, CO. The wood from the cast burns and sparks fly when the cast comes in contact with the molten iron. When the wood fully burns away the sandstone can be removed to reveal a sculpture. Matthew Toole was invited by the university's Visual Arts Department to perform an iron pour, during which music played over speakers as audience members watched the performance. Photo by Ali Donohue.
March 15, 2012 - Denver-based sculpture and performance artist Matthew Toole preps iron to be poured at an iron pour performance on Thursday at the University of Colorado, Denver. Toole was invited by the Colorado University Denver Visual Arts Department. Toole hosted several events on the campus prior to the iron pour such as a free workshop on how to make a sand mold on March 13 and a lecture on March 14. Toole created a special apparatus for iron pour performances which he can be seen prepping above. The artist travels the country with his apparatus and performs iron pours for audiences. Photo by Ali Donohue.