what would Rodin's The Thinker be contemplating in a modern world reinterpreting the great masters

 
 

Recently I began brand segregation of collected beach cleanup and recovered from land fill waste with the mind to re-purposing the materials into better 'end of life' use. The first of which is a rebranded Coca Cola glass bottle with the text reworked to read 'Drink Less' which will be cast from exclusively Coca Cola drinks can aluminium in the coming weeks.
a contemporary artist reworks the Thinker by Auguste Rodin seen here in Museum garden Paris 1904
Here I am reworking a 3d model of Rodin's 'The Thinker', it is an interesting thread to explore for me; what would Rodin's subject and the artist himself be contemplating if they were alive today. Recreating this work with a revised contemporary aestetic. I would imagine seeing the vast amounts of valuable, careless and needlesly discared materials being dumped into the landscape, oceans and rivers would be a poignant message for anyone to consider; past and present. 

This will be difficult to cast in liquid metal, due to its complex detailing that perhaps my sand casting process will struggle to reproduce faithfully. So I must now explore new casting processes to bring this piece to life. For this piece I will try to experiment with pure aluminium land fill waste and aslo a Nordic Gold mix (89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc and 1% tin) to give a brass like patina to the finished work. 

You can explore more about this process here on the journal 

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what would Rodin's The Thinker be contemplating in a modern world reinterpreting the great masters

using brand specific drinks industry waste contemporary views of the great masters