Secondo Fuoco is an investigation into slags, a solidified foamy mass thrown off that emerges on the surface of molten metal. We wondered about the multiple souls of matter, Its mineral origin, re-obtained by smelting processes and its artificiality driven by man. Developed with the support of an Italian art foundry the project is the result of over one year of researching and experimenting with this impure matter often composed of silicates of aluminium and calcium, rock components and metal oxides derived from the melting process. We have chosen to focus on the useless, on metal waste, exploring the potential of the scoria in a link between the traditional approach to foundry culture and the spontaneity of metals. Slags are catalogued, trimmed, milled and then starting from a pre-designed moulds we stick them together with wax. A Further Fire (Secondo Fuoco) will follow to create new and unique objects: Functional and material sculptures each containing its inverse, its exact contrary. While the scoria highlights the spontaneity and expressions of this almost rocky impure matter, the bronze acts as a binder and structural element. The casted objects in limited edition have linear even brutalist shapes where waste and imperfection become part of the collection in a dialogue between purity and impurity. A series of objects find balance in the combination with elements in steel, crystal and marble to enhance the material hybridization that is the basis of the entire project. The works reveal themselves to the physical interaction: formal rigidity flows into the curiosity of the person who touches, follows and reads the harmonic movement of the surfaces.
Secondo Fuoco - Floor Mirror
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions (cm): 35 x 27 x 180 H
Price: excl. VAT
The product is made by combining melting slags with bronze, that acts as binder and structural material. Realized by integrating experimental methods with more traditional casting process, the object has been patinated, polished and subsequently treated with a protective transparent varnish to preserve its brilliance and colour. However, over time, partial chromatic alterations may form due to the natural effect of the slag in reaction to various environmental conditions. These variations are to be considered not as a defect, but as a unique and peculiar characteristic of the material and of the product.