Hoodie Cast Basalt Stone in Black
Hoodie Cast Basalt Stone - Black
The Hoodie limited edition has been created in collaboration with craftsmen in England who specialise in the reproduction of classical busts and sculpture.
Using a mould created from the artist's carved Carrara marble original, their proprietary dry casting method uses crushed natural stone, resulting in a solid sculpture that has the weight and coolness of touch similar to that of the original.
The natural material used in the casting process ensures that each sculpture is unique in it's surface patina.
Each sculpture is hand finished, signed and editioned by the artist in his own studio.
Hand finished cast basalt stone
Signed and editioned by the artist
Edition of 25
30.7 x 25 x 14.8 cm
Weight: approx. (kg) 6.1
(Sizes/weight will vary slightly as these are hand made sculptures)
The surface is protected using waxes specially created and supplied by the casting company (clear for marble, coloured for Basalt), ensuring that no maintenance is required.
By using the aesthetic and provenance of classical fine art methods and materials, such as Carrara marble, while referencing contemporary, ubiquitous and throwaway objects, Mitton establishes a counterpoint and in so doing raises universal questions surrounding the subjective nature of value, both aesthetically and conceptually, whilst also addressing the impact socially of the original object through the time and skill invested in the creation of the artwork.