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“Canyon Winds”

“Canyon Winds”
  
The clay, on the left, is headed to the foundry tomorrow. I thought it’d be fun to show how it will look as a completed bronze, with wood base and cast tag. 
 

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Another 20+ hours in three days

Since my last post…….I bet I’ve spent another 20 hrs on this piece during the past three days. Finally getting close. “I think”.

My mentor once told me, “You spend 10% of the time roughing in 90% of the piece….and 90% of the time on the last 10% of the piece.” Truth.

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Monumental Buffalo Update

For those following the progress of the monumental buffalo, here is an update.

Photos of:
Clay buffalo with seven coats of silicon rubber. Sprayed with a dense foam mother mold.

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The mold is cut off the clay and cleaned up in preparation for the wax coating.

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Next, a wax coat is applied to the mold sections.

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Here’s where it gets interesting. The wax is cut into small sections and has sprues attached. These are the coated with a silica sand. It is into the silica sand investment shells that the bronze is poured.

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Once the bronze is poured into the ceramic shell…it is chiseled off and ready for welding together. This photo shows hoof, beard, etc.

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Buffalo Mold

The mold has been started on the buffalo monument. I thought it be fun to show on my blog the step-by-step process.

The sculpture has been divided into sections with shims. Many coats of latex rubber (usually six) are then added.

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Buffalo Monument – Finished

It’s an amazing experience to finish a piece and then be alone with it. Its often numbing. There comes a quiet that is beyond words. A feeling of expansion takes over….a humility.

Finished.

AMERICAN BISON

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