This project explores the material pairing of cast aluminum poured over a cut of live-edge wood. The melted aluminum burns into the wood, and flows over the sides directly into the legs of the stool, encasing the wood within its embrace. Burnt wood markings manifest on the surface of the aluminum, alongside air pockets and flow patterns preserved as the aluminum cooled rapidly.
This project was completed in a single pour using lost-foam casting. The legs of the stool began as foam positives, and the heat of the melted aluminum poured over the wood melted the foam, instantly forming the aluminum legs.