Mark Treuenfels is a sculptor from Northern California who served in Jamaica in the Peace Corps.
He works with an aluminum casting group in Riverton* City, on the outskirts of Kingston. They collect scrap aluminum from the landfill, melt it down in a homemade furnace, and recast it in molds made of river sand.
Mark returns to Riverton City every year to help develop new patterns and pick up castings to sell in the US. He hopes to start marketing and selling the products from Riverton online.
*Riverton is right at the edge of the rather overloaded Kingston landfill.