The Pedvale Open Air Art Museum lies in a magnetic field. The magnetic force lines of this field interact with the large granite and iron sculptures to create some unusual magnetic effects. The lifting ringon my sculpture, Sekimori Ishi attracts the north pole of a magnetic compass. On the other side of the park, Carl Billingsley’s sculpture Iron Lightning click for photo of Iron Lightning (Dzelzs zibens) attracts the opposite south pole. In essence, these two sculptures form a large magnet in the park. Other sculptures in the park are similarly magnetized.
Paper wasps build nests using fibers to form a paper like substance.
Inside, they look like this:
I made some foam and paper sprues
and attached them to the nest fragments with masking tape:
These were packed in loose sand (shake gently while doing this).
The molten aluminum was poured in the sprues.
This is the resulting rough casting: