I think they are beautiful. Snakes are amazingly intricate creatures that generate a strong, instinctual response, but they are also fantastic for their design elements. I hope to encourage people to LOOK at them and see their beauty without just reacting.
Do you work from dead animals?
No. I work from observing live animals or photographic reference. Every part of every sculpture, every scale, wrinkle, and rock is sculpted by me.
Do you have any special tools?
Not really. I use a variety of clay and wax sculpting tools. Many of the tools I use to create the fine details are jewelry wax tools.
WOW! Why is Bronze so expensive?!
Foundry cast bronze is an almost timeless investment in Art, skill and craftsmanship. The Bronze Age began in 3300 BCE, and there are still beautiful works of Art that have lasted until now, 5000 years later. Bronze has the strength to be used for hundreds of years and withstand some of the harshest of exposures including volcano blasts and shipwrecks. The Lost-wax foundry process is complex and time consuming, and requires the skills and expertise of many artisans to produce a finished Bronze sculpture from the original clay.
What is Lost-wax Bronze?
Lost-wax Bronze is a foundry process that involves burning out a wax model and pouring molten metal into the shell of a ceramic mold. It begins with the same sculpture and rubber mold, but many steps must be done precisely to produce a finished Bronze sculpture: mold-making, wax casting, wax-chasing, spruing, ceramic shell, burnout, bronze pouring, cleaning, metal chasing, and patination. The care and excellence of each artisan is crucial for every step, in order to create Fine Art quality Bronze sculpture.
What is “Cold-cast” metal (or Bonded-stone) Resin?
“Cold-cast” metal is actually a plastic, urethane Resin mixed with metal powder, sometimes stone powders (Bonded-stone) can be used to mimic the look of marble or granite. It is cast from a rubber mold of the sculpture, and powdered metals, paints and polishes are used to achieve the appearance of metal and other materials. Casting in Resin is faster and more affordable than the Lost-wax process or stone carving and can reproduce incredible detail. Though it may look like metal or stone and is quite durable, Resin castings are breakable and do not have the strength to withstand heavy use or harsh exterior exposure.
Can you make me a copy of a Bronze sculpture in Resin…for me…please?
No, I won’t. Bronze is truly an investment and I will not undercut the wonderful patrons who invest in that process. I try to make my Art works accessible to a wide variety of budgets and I do offer many pieces in Resin.
Do you take commissions?
Yes, I do take commissions for both Bronze and Resin sculpture.
Are you in any Galleries?
Yes, I am in one Gallery at the moment and seeking representation from others.
Can I buy a piece I saw in a gallery from you and get a discount?
No, I will not undercut any gallery that carries my work.
Will you sell my information?
No, I will not sell or distribute any information that you share with me from my mailing list or any purchase.
How can I see your new sculptures?
I try to post Work in Progress photos on my Facebook and Instagram pages.