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Melting Metals

Associate Professor of Art Araan Schmidt

Associate Professor of Art Araan Schmidt started melting iron when he was just 8 years old. He has since spent the last decade sharing his love of transforming stubborn materials and precious metals like brass, aluminum and iron with Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students. Contemporary and traditional artists continue to inspire Schmidt to keep pushing the boundaries of sculpture, arguably creating some of the most unique pieces of art the world has ever seen. 

Colorado Mesa University · Melting Metals

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