Alexander de Vol
Adrift is a bronze artwork by Alexander de Vol. Challenging material perceptions, it is cast from wood into bronze and finished like stone. Alexander designed this work as part of a collection which focuses on the perceived value of organic and synthetic material in art, design and manufacturing. The original piece was turned from the green log of a wild cherry tree, locally felled due to storm damage. By using both organic and manufactured materials to create a one-off artwork, Alexander deftly explores the nature of materiality through his work.

Material: Bronze
cm: Diameter 25cm, Height 20.5cm
inches: Diameter 9.8in, Height 8.1in
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a lint free cloth
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After creating a model vessel, which is turned on the lathe using cherry wood, Alexander casts his piece in solid bronze using the lost wax method. This process is labour intensive and takes several weeks to complete. To finish, the vessel is then given a patina applied by hand.
The Maker Alexander de Vol Wood Artist - North West England

Alexander de Vol is a designer, artist and maker whose work investigates the material properties of wood and their transferal into other materials. Alexander uses a mix of traditional casting methods and new technologies to document the natural behavior and movement of the vessels which he crafts from 'green wood', while taking care to preserve the features he feels are aesthetically synonymous with the material's origin. Alongside his artistic practice, Alexander lectures in design at the University of Central Lancashire and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Burberry’s Makers House in London.