Spectacular Spill Cast Sculpture
In his never ending pursuit of new techniques, Bertoia developed the spill cast method. Liquid bronze is poured into a shallow pool, and is then manipulated by the artist in the narrow window of time before it solidifies. This is a large example of the style, perfectly illustrating the results of the imaginative technique. The nearest visually synonymous form would be coral, appearing as if the bronze had grown into place over decades, rather than the modest 1.5 minutes allowed by the process. The form randomly jutts and projects, creating all manner of hollow cavities. A truly stunning accomplishment, difficult to convey in photos. 25.5" H 26" W 11" D.