Sculpture foundry draws artist-in-residence back to Windsor

A specialized bronze foundry in the LeBel Building has prompted the return of a UWindsor grad to the School of Visual Arts. Sarah Maloney (MFA 1994) is serving as artist-in-residence for the next two weeks or so.

The Halifax-based sculptor, who teaches at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, will speak about her practice in a free public lecture at noon today—Thursday, October 4—in the LeBel Building’s room 115.

She says her current project will involve casting in bronze a series of water lilies and lily pads, using a specialized lost-wax process.

“The foundry here is ideal for it; the faculty and the technicians are excellent in what they are able to do,” says Maloney. “I arrived with all these wax forms that I made in Halifax.”

Students will be able to watch her demonstrate the technique.

“They can just come in to see what I am doing,” she says. “It’s great for the students to see how an artist works through a project.”

This visit marks Maloney’s first return to Windsor since her graduation. Her work is held in collection by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canada Council Art Bank, among others. Learn more on her Web site.