Portfolio > Molten Iron Paintings

On April 19, 2008 I made the first five paintings with molten iron at William Patterson University. I treat the archival paper with a liquid compound of my own creation making it remarkably resistant to the 2800 degree molten iron. The resulting gestural strokes and splashes, my persuasion of the liquid fire on its collision course with the picture plane, creates beautiful and unpredictable marks that not only scorch the surface but also burn down into the depths of the layered paper and plaster support structure. No two are the same, and each one successfully captures the creative moment in a dynamic, spontaneous and visually compelling manner. The molten iron acts as a mark making tool, not as paint, leaving behind complex, scorched gestures that permanently seal the instant of their making. Each drawing bears the marks of the controlled chaos that brought it into existence.

Newark Raw
78" x 54"
2016
Beacon Hefestus Triptych
oil, iron and 24 karat gold on charred paper
34" x 69"
2015
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron and 24 karat gold on charred paper
34" x 69"
2015
Binghamton Quadric
oil and gold leaf on paper
69" x 45"
2013
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron and wax on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron and wax on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Original molten iron painting by Michael Dominick
oil, wax, iron, paper
34' x 22"
2014
Original molten iron painting by Michael Dominick
oil, wax, iron, paper
34" x 22"
2014
Original molten iron painting by Michael Dominick
oil, wax, iron, paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron and mixed media on charred paper
34' x 45"
2014
#moltenironpainting
oil, iron and mixed media on paper and plaster
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Molten Iron Painting
oil, iron, white gold leaf and mixed media on charred paper
34" x 22"
2014
Ramapo No.2
34" x 22"
2013
Ramapo No.3
34" x 22"
2013
Ramapo No.4
34" x 22"
2013
Molten Iron Painting, Nor' Easter Iron Conference
oil, paper, plaster, cast iron, pine boards
November 19, 2012
Molten Iron Painting, Nor' Easter Iron Conference
oil, paper, plaster, cast iron, pine boards
November 19, 2012
Molten Iron Painting, Nor' Easter Iron Conference
oil, paper, plaster, cast iron, pine boards
November 19, 2012
Dumbo Triptych
oil, paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 69"
September 2012
molten iron painting
oil & molten iron on paper and plaster
34" x 22"
June 17, 2012
Trenton #2
(in a private collection)
oil & molten iron on paper and plaster
34" x 22"
June 17, 2012
Trenton #3
oil & molten iron on paper and plaster
34" x 22"
June 17, 2012
Binghamton #1 
(in a private collection)
paper, plaster, cast iron
22" x 34"
2012
Binghamton #2 (in a corporate collection)
paper, plaster, cast iron
22" x 34"
2012
Binghamton #3
paper, plaster, cast iron
2012
Georgia State University #1
paper, plaster, cast iron
December 2011
molten iron painting
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
molten iron painting
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
Blue No. 3
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
Blue No. 4
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
Blue No. 5
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
Blue No. 6
paper, plaster, cast iron
34" x 22"
2011
White Oil No. 1
Paper, plaster, oil stick, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
May 07, 2011
White Oil No. 2
Paper, plaster, oil stick, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
May 07, 2011
White Oil No. 3
Paper, plaster, oil stick, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
May 07, 2011
Untitled No. 004
paper, plaster, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
February 16, 2011
Untitled No. 005
paper, plaster, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
February 16, 2011
Untitled No. 006
(private collection)
paper, plaster, iron
25.5" x 19.5"
February 16, 2011