Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio
Erin Sullivan, ‘Blackened Bronze Bubble Side Table, USA’, 2015, Todd Merrill Studio

Inspired by the natural beauty of geodes and pyrite, Erin Sullivan’s Bubble Side Table is composed of cascading blackened bronze bubbles beneath a flat, black bronze round top. At once a sculptural work of art and functional object, its volcanic spherical vortex is the perfect marriage of form and function.

Through a labor intensive process, Sullivan implements the highest quality casting techniques to create exquisite, realistic bronze interpretations of her organic subject matter. After sculpting models using wax reproductions made from a natural objects, Sullivan creates molds of the final model from which a wax positive is produced. Once this wax is “chased” or reworked with great attention, “gates” or wax rods are attached to create channels through which the molten bronze will travel. The whole structure is then dipped, poured, devested, sandblasted, welded, chased, re-detailed, polished and patinated.

As Sullivan works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality as well as finishes, such as Silver Nitrate Bronze, may be accommodated for a bespoke version of the Bubble Side Table.