Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Client's Bronzes Pretty Much Finished

The client's name is Philip Soosloff. I completed two sets of bronzes for him. All that is required now is for him to approve and/or apply finishing touches to the bronzes. Phil started out as a ceramics artist, got interested in doing sculptural landscapes with forced perspective, but they all have a narrative as well.

He crafted the originals in ceramic. I made silicon rubber molds of them, then wax, then lost wax, then bronze, then welded, then cleaned and chased, then patinated them.

The first is baseball themed: an old guy pretending. The piece is about 12" in any dimension and weighs about 35 lbs.

The second is nautical themed: a boat on the ocean in a coffee cup. The piece is in three separate pieces and is about 8" x 6" x 8".

I think I'm done. Hope he likes them.