John Ruppert - Vertical Barge

John Ruppert – Vertical Barge

Cast Steel A sculptor and professor in Maryland, Mr. Ruppert created this sculpture by pouring molten steel into an open mold containing a real steel chain. He was inspired by working in an iron foundry on the Mississippi River. The textures were the result of the bubbling created when the hot molten steel hit the cold chain.

© 2012 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Photography by Gerry Holmes.