Artist talk: Avishai Greis

The green thumb of a Jewelry craftsman – Bronzed Produce: Creating Metal Sculptures of Vegetables and Fruits Slide Show.
The question posed by the artist: Can vegetables and/or fruits be burned and cast in a lost wax method?
The answer is yes, as illustrated by the sculptures created here.
The presentation will help the audience understand the step-by-step process of casting metal sculptures of vegetables.

Date: Saturday, December 11
Time: 2:00 pm
Group Size: 20
Location: FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
Registration: at least 2 days prior to the event
Fee: Free
The availability is on a first-come-first-served basis

Covid proof of vaccination required
Mask recommended

FRIEDAcommunity asks that selected artists schedule time to engage our community through a workshop, a demonstration, or a discussion during the exhibition.
As a reminder, 100% of the sale proceeds of any artwork go to the artist.

This artist talk is part of the exhibition green
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

At the end of 2019 Avi was commissioned by a pear-loving connoisseur to cast a pear paperweight. He selected a real fruit and employed a process he has been using for 45 years “precision casting”.

The success of the pear paperweight inspired Avi to experiment with other forms of produce. A lover of the Mediterranean diet with an array of fruit and vegetables available, he quickly learned that any fruit or vegetable could be cast. The organic nature of the pieces created were remarkable.

Using bronze, brass, and copper Avi embarked on a casting-frenzy and #BronzedProduce was born. Now at the ripe age of 73, Avi has defied all odds and reinvented himself. His creative side has taken a turn towards metal sculptures as works of art, using vegetables and natural formations to express his artistry.