Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bronze Casting on Monday, November 30th 2009

Seven of us cast our pieces at the Art Students League Vytlacil campus in Sparkill, New York.
You can see the work of art in the wax form in the previous blog and its just absolutely amazing to see the transformation from wax into the beautiful bronze.  It is a metamorphosis of sorts as the light weight and flexible wax becomes the heavy, immobile bronze.  The color is amazing already, my last piece oxidized and was blackened when it came from the mold, but this piece was shining.  It was an emotional moment when she was revealed due to all of the expectations, the hopes and fears about whether the piece would cast.  She cast amazingly well, the details on her face, hands, and masks is all present, the flashing is mostly on the sides and I couldn't have asked for more.  Thanks to Oscar Garcia and the staff on hand who helped make this a success!

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