Sand casting process for an aluminum table
Published on June 23, 2015
A polystyrene model is buried in casting sand. During the casting process the liquid aluminum burns the polystyrene away and replaces its position. The result is a same looking model but with different physical attributes. This work was shown on the DDW 2010 by Beeldenstorm.
Christian used a vulnerable model, made of styrofoam. He wanted the structure of the material retained in a durable aluminum casting specimen. A sand mold was made around the styrofoam model. Aluminum was then poured into the mold, which burnt styrofoam and aluminum occupied the vacant space. The result is an aluminum table, where the original structure of the styrofoam remained visible.