Slide Show: The Pour
Ben Stagl (left) at his Portland Iron Pour
Liquid sun. We all agreed that the iron pouring from the cupola looked like liquid sun. And the air smelled like industry and action. At around 8 PM on Saturday in the courtyard in front of OMSI, as the sky transitioned from light to dark and two hours after its scheduled end, the metal scraps melting in the furnace for Portland’s first Iron Pour event (produced by artist Ben Stagl and Caitlin Moore) was finally ready. The plug was removed, the iron shot out...