Family of 5 with travertine or Texas shell stone (off white)
LARGE FAMILY OF FIVE
Figurative cast bronze sculpture / family portrait.
The figurines are individual pieces and can be moved around and played with.
The girl can easily be replaced by a boy. Or if you need a family of 5, 6, 7 + I can create that as well ;-)
They sit loosely, just slightly attached with sticky putty. They can be played with and moved around on their base.
They measure ranging from 3 - 4.5" in size, available in black.
I have a variety of bases to choose from please send me a quick note so I can upload images of currently available bases.
Keep in mind these small individual sculptures are handmade and vary slightly in shape and patina. They can be permanently glued on to a base or with museum putty they become enough stabilized to play with them by moving them around.
A little description of creation and casting process:
Creating an original bronze sculpture is quite involved and labor intensive. I start out modeling the original either in clay or another sculpting material from wax to wood.
I sculpt with the human emotion and connected ness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond. Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created and covered with plaster for multiple reuses for my larger work. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mould. When it's hardened if can easily be released from the mold. The unfinished wax copies are carefully reworked with sculpting tools. Once the waxes are to my satisfaction, I send them to the foundry. They attach the spruces, dip them into a ceramic mixture until a shell of about and inch has built up. Then they are adding the waxes in their shell to the kiln. The wax is molten out and the negative is retained in the ceramic shell mold. Then the liquid bronze ( it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed.
The cleanup take a while and the rest is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back. Some welding might be necessary, metal cutting and chasing, sanding. After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned the patina is applied either with heat or the application takes a while to oxidize. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the desired result. Then parts are highlighted by polishing and a protective coating is sprayed on as a last finishing step.
bronze and natural stone