Erin Sullivan, Silvered Bronze Bubble Console, USA, 2016
Inspired by the natural beauty of geodes and pyrite, Erin Sullivan’s Bubble Console is composed of cascading cast bronze bubbles with a silver nitrate finish. The two pillars stand beneath a custom-made smokey glass racetrack top . At once a sculptural work of art and functional object, its volcanic spherical vortex is the perfect marriage of form and function. The two pillars can be made with glass for each, allowing the console to turn into two side tables or even free standing sculptures.
Through a labor intensive process, Sullivan implements the highest quality casting techniques to create exquisite, realistic bronze interpretations of her organic subject matter. After sculpting models using wax reproductions made from a natural objects, Sullivan creates molds of the final model from which a wax positive is produced. Once this wax is “chased” or reworked with great attention, “gates” or wax rods are attached to create channels through which the molten bronze will travel. The whole structure is then dipped, poured, devested, sandblasted, welded, chased, re-detailed, polished and patinated.
As Sullivan works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality as well as finishes may be accommodated for a bespoke piece.
84″ W x 21″ D x 30″ H
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