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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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    I was on the jury and this piece was conceptually so unique and beautifully executed that it had to get an award. Congrats, there was a lot of great competition!

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    Thank you everyone for you kind remarks, I really appreciate it.
    I'm so glad this is being well received. I can't wait to dig into some new ideas I've got sort of along these lines. Although it's harder and harder to find the time to work on my own stuff these days.... not that I'm complaining.

    Thanks a lot for your vote Bill. Your work sure has a unique style that I've admired for some time now. Very inspiring!

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    Mark I love your stuff! I was wondering if you ever finished the gymnastic pieces you were working on? I believe it was of a man working the rings? Would love to see more of it! This piece is beautiful, I added the original clay works to my collection on Deviant art and The bronze pushes it to a whole other stratosphere!!

    Maddmaestro

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    Wow! amazing work, every bit rings true. Oh and nothing looks like bronze eh This also has to have one of the best Patina finishes I have seen in so long. Some times a piece just makes you yearn very badly to own it this is one of those.

    All the pictures of this are now in my large folder on my PC, the stuff that blow's me away!

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    Mark, congrats on the win! and that is one unique, original, and wonderfully executed piece!

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    Lovely!

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    That is both fantastic execution and an exciting idea!
    Love it!!

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    A masterpiece Great sussess!

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    I have actually seen this as a clay sculpt on a sculpture forum last year and was blown away. This is easily one of the best sculpts I've seen in the past few years- the concept and execution are incredible. Congrats on your award- I'm glad to see that such a worthy piece received the honor.

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    just beutiful.... does the foundry in burkly have a web site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaestro View Post
    Mark I love your stuff! I was wondering if you ever finished the gymnastic pieces you were working on? I believe it was of a man working the rings? Would love to see more of it! This piece is beautiful, I added the original clay works to my collection on Deviant art and The bronze pushes it to a whole other stratosphere!!

    Maddmaestro
    The gymnast is cast in bronze and at the foundry right now. This is the raw casting without the patina. I'm finishing up the last of 4 different sports figures to be installed in one of the Arriaga Sports facilities on the Stanford campus.

    slooper: the foundry in berkeley is called Artworks Foundry.
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    Hello Marknew dude..

    Or shall I say Master dude!! Or super master sculptor dude! I am sooooooooooo in awe of your sculpture work my friend, they are simply beautiful and flawless. The lady and the eel sculpture is masterful and you deserve to have the gold award.. Man I bet that was such a proud moment to find out that you have achieved such greatness.. you talented git!
    By the way, I'd like to put your link on my site if that's cool with you?
    Take care and thanks for sharing such godly talents with us!

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    Thanks so much for sharing that Mark... it's beautiful! You never cease to amaze and inspire me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknew View Post
    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.
    This piece is amazingly beautiful, thanks so much for posting. I'd like to one day create some work for bronzing, can you give me an indication of cost? Is it calculated by the complexity of the piece or volume?

    Also, it seems bronzing involves a lot of hands-on work from other people, separating your sculpture into pieces that putting it back together, how do you find someone you trust not to ruin or compromise your work?

    Again love the subject and execution, its beautiful.

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    Hands down, this has been one of my all-time favorite sculpts since
    I got into this little community. Everything you do is absolutely wonderful
    Mark, but this one in particular is just magical. Congrats on the award
    as well, it's completely deserved!

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