Monday, November 9, 2009


This spring marks the 20 year anniversary of the foundry at SAIC. The metal community within school has spread throughout the years from the basement of the Columbus building to Oxbow in Michigan to Crabtree Farm west of Chicago. Other schools from the area, such as Grand Valley State University, joined SAIC students in casting.
But why do I feel like this is one of the few communities within the institution, apart from some of the faculty community? Could it be that this particular medium is so dependent on a team effort that it builds a foundry family? Or it could be the way we practice artistic traditions. Either way, apart from networking and collaborations, I am only able to find community in one niche of the school.

F News "The Year of Iron"

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