Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Jeb Stuart Wood will return to Delaware on Oct. 29 to discuss “The Devil is in the Details,” a look at the intersection of art and business.
A 2000 Ohio Wesleyan University graduate, Wood is an artist and biochemist, and is the director of Independent Casting Inc., one of the nation’s premier art foundries.
He also will participate with OWU students and fine arts faculty member Jonathan Quick in an iron pour. Wood will speak at 4:10 p.m. in the Bayley Room on the second floor of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. His presentation is free to the public.
At Ohio Wesleyan, Wood majored in fine arts with a concentration in sculpture and metals. After graduation, he worked as a sculptor for the acclaimed art foundry Johnson Atelier in Mercerville, New Jersey, before opening Independent Casting in Philadelphia.
Wood’s business was created with a goal of providing “artists a foundry that elevates the craft itself to a fine art,” he said.
Its services include lost wax casting, sand casting, fabrication, patination, restoration, mold-making and 3D rendering. Clients include contemporary artists Kiki Smith, Tom Otterness, Michelle Oka Donor and Hans Haacke. Earlier this year, the foundry cast Haacke’s sculpture “Gift Horse” for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.