Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

T.O.P. Crate is a 5×10 ft miniature project/exhibition space housed in The Opulent Project’s studio in Portland, Oregon. The current and ongoing exhibition is called Mistakes Were Made, a collection of over four years’ worth of rejected, less-than-perfect wax models some cast in bronze and silver.

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

Making wax models is generally The Opulent Project’s first step in casting metal jewelry. The wax model is then covered with a special plaster and is placed in a kiln until the wax melts out; leaving a cavity into which molten metal enters and hardens. The result is a metal version of the wax model.

The Opulent Project remakes old jewelry over and over again using these molds, and sometimes it’s just not possible to pull a perfect wax model out of a mold so they’re left with these unusual “accidents.” So they decided to make use of these “accidents” and create a variety of forms and objects, which they cast in bronze and silver.

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category

Mistakes Were Made in style fashion art  Category