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Mechanomorphic Figure (Sculpture)
Title of sculpture, Mechanomorphic Figure Invitation-only international sculpture exhibition Large-scale outdoor sculpture in bronze Seoul: South Korea September to December 2016 – present day Acquired by Daemyung Leisure Industry Co. South Korea permanent art collection
Mechanomorphic Figure is a large-scale bronze sculpture commissioned for an international sculpture exhibition in Sono-
Felice, South Korea. This invitation only exhibition selected by Prof. Kim Hyuk-Soo, Dankook University Industry-Academic
Cooperation Center (International Ceramic Culture Exchange Center), and Jury representatives from, International Ceramic
Culture Exchange Center: Ceramics Monthly: Korean Ceramics Society: Asian Sculpture Research Group, was part of a
permanent group exhibition at Daemyung Leisure Industry Co. South Korea.
The exhibition consisted of 6 international sculptors and 7 international ceramic artists took place between August 16, 2016
to December 15, 2016, and then transferred to the permanent collection of Daemyung Leisure Industry .
The aim of this permanent exhibition in Sono Felice, was to deploy landmark artworks to create a novel tourist destination
within an existing high-profile leisure resort, thereby adding to the financial and cultural assets of this recreation industry.
My research involved exploring the industrial & agricultural heritage of the Sono Felice region and examine ways that
imagery and machine artefacts from this region could be used within the formal configuration of my 3-ton sculpture. My
concept revolved around bringing the past to life within the design of a contemporary landmark artwork.
I achieved this through developing a small-scale model, CAD, and drawings, which incorporated machine parts associated
with vintage agricultural machinery, simultaneously resonant of a combined human and machine form.
Next, I worked with 3D pattern-makers in Seoul to develop the up-scaled styrene shapes based on my scale-model, which
were used as moulds for the bronze-casting phase of the project. Each section of the styrene mould-making had to be
carefully carved and assembled into a 16 feet tall facsimile of the proposed sculpture. It was then disassembled and
processed into bronze castings. These separate bronze casting were then assembled, welded, and eventually patinated to
a desired colour to compliment the designated site and surroundings in Sono Felice.
Daemyung Leisure Industry Co. South Korea
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