Friday, June 28, 2013

#52 molds

MOLDS!!! MOLDS!!! MOLDS!!! The one certain part of being a bronze sculptor is your molds will soon creep into your basement and take up all of your storage spaces. Until they can scan large scale sculptures and carve in a hollow 1/4 inch wax with some laser printer we will be buying a lot of rubber and plaster, I'm sure we will be there soon though. The latest project I'm working on is for the Norfolk Veterans Park. It is only a single kneeling figure, but there are 14 mold parts! It was up until one year ago that I was doing all of the mold making myself until I got too busy and tired to continue doing it. Mold making is a business in itself and Loveland has a few professional mold makers that can handle any job you give them and I have turned to one of them in particular as he is quick and consistently does an excellent job. I believe that if you are looking to break into the sculpture business and you live in a sculpture community, learn the craft of making good molds and you will have more work than you can handle, just don't let it take over your life! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

#51 Sowing Seeds-raw bronze and concrete pad

We are closing in on the installation of Sowing Seeds. Today I positioned the figures on the stone bench and checked out the new concrete pad where the statue will permanently sit, which looks awesome- thank you Randy! Although we are a few weeks out for installation the sculpture will sit at foundry for the time being.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

#50 "Looking Back" bas relief

"Looking Back", 22"x16"

Your eyes that look back
gazing into blue thoughts and cold days.
But he who sees through others
witness strength, warmth and beauty, but which is true?