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    "Eel Walker" bronze

    I haven't posted here in quite awhile so I thought I'd do so today.
    This is my latest personal "fine Art" sculpture I had cast in bronze.
    She stands 19" tall by 28" long.
    I submitted this to the latest Spectrum 17 fantasical art book and just found out that I got the Gold award in the Dimensional category.
    Needless to say I was completely surprised by the news and very excited.

    Mark.
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    That is so unbelievably amazing. A fresh design, and executed very well. How did you go about casting it in bronze and colouring it?
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    Thanks Andrew,

    I brought the original clay sculpture to Artworks foundry in Berkeley, CA.
    There they mold it, cast a wax copy, then mold the wax in a ceramic shell called a waste mold.
    Then they burn out the wax in a kiln. Then they pour the molten bronze into the hollow shell. When it's cooled they sand blast the ceramic shell away leaving the raw bronze casting. They clean up the casting, called "chasing".
    Welding and grinding it back to it's original state. The Patina ( Coloring ) is applied with pigments and chemicals and torching it to fuse it to the sculpture.
    It's then cooled and sealed with wax.
    If you want another one they repeat the process from casting another wax, waste mold .......
    That's one reason bronze sculptures are so expensive.
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    pfff

    Quote Originally Posted by marknew View Post
    I haven't posted here in quite awhile so I thought I'd do so today.
    This is my latest personal "fine Art" sculpture I had cast in bronze.
    She stands 19" tall by 28" long.
    I submitted this to the latest Spectrum 17 fantasical art book and just found out that I got the Gold award in the Dimensional category.
    Needless to say I was completely surprised by the news and very excited.

    If you haven't seen the video post judging results yet here's a link.
    http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/
    Congrats to all the award winners!!

    Mark.



    so amazing concept and execution excelent work..
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    Congratulations! A stunningly beautiful piece of work, you deserve it.

    I was waiting for the results all yesterday, cant wait for them to post the full list.
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    I really love this piece, and in bronze. YES!! Nice Job! If you don't mind me
    asking, how much did they charge to do this?
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    Beautiful!!! So nice and tastful, clean, elegant, simple, and yet not. Wow ! I love it.
    Congratulations !

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    A stunning piece of art, indeed! Love everything about it, but IMO the patina is what finally brings it to life. It's perfectly executed, congratulations on the win
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    One of the best pieces i have ever seen
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    Absolutely beautiful!
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    Just beautiful! Great design, wonderfuly executed! Everything about this piece is exceptional.
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    Mark Newman

    You are one of my sculpting heroes, and this piece shows why. We've been following your work since the Garage Kit that Ate my Wallet.

    Awesome work as always
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    really truly beautiful

    Every thing is perfect, and I love the eel.

    A really amazing piece,Now you must wrap it and give it to meeeee!
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