20-07-15 Supine-clay-Lazurus-bronze!

The fragmented man is now reassembled, to my great relief, and mild excitiement, this is the start of a new way!

for me at least…

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The figure lies in bronze pieces on the floor, each section is ground and shaped to fit the next..

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Then it’s welded together…

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All the wax cutouts (now cast individually into bronze) are welded back onto the figure..

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A Chimp has since arrived.


A new prostrate figure (life size)

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I’m going to attempt to make this sculpture life size..its a lying figure

These are the first steps..

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Figure as workbench  IMG_1454

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Figure as patient.IMG_1460

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Waxes skulls and plasters as sources

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If I were an anatomist i’d call it a ‘Preparation’

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He stares at me warily..IMG_1571

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I’ve just cast this ‘Diamond man’ into bronze, shots of him follow in three parts on the metal bench, Freddy has done the cursory fininshing.

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I love it like this..

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This is the next life size ‘Leaf man’ (working title) developing in wax, its been a nightmare in the heat, lots of skewers are used to keep everything in place. I rather like them.

I like the fact that they have a use at this phase, but not when in bronze, their presence in the finished work will acknowledge this period.

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Bronze casters nightmare!

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My colleague at Butley, Sculptor Chris Summerfield, is preparing for his show at ‘The Cut’, in Halesworth.

It opens on Saturday the 25th of July.

and runs untill Saturday the 29th of August. Its very exciting as he hasn’t had a One man show for 8 years, don’t miss it!

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This is a wonderful photo , taken by a visitor, Tina O’Regan, thanks for sending it.

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My Old friend, the fantastic photographer Pete Everard Smith, came to visit.  Thanks for these Pete.

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Pouring bronze into the moulds, sections of the fragmented leaf man…

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Me passing the time with Butley Colleague Jim Racine…(a master caster)

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Freddy passing the time , with a door…

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and here caught off guard..

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Here the guys are working very hard in the wax studio. Investing the base for the new large leaf guy, seen at the beginning of this posting. Craig, Alice and Freddy.._DSC6000

Thats all folks, thanks for looking!

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3 thoughts on “20-07-15 Supine-clay-Lazurus-bronze!

  1. Leaf man WITH sticks, yes! ………. I really like the “preparation ” and the photo with other waxes and skull, real atmosphere in the room, with your man looking to see what the surgeon will do. Must have been ” unreal” to work on him , and be observed! REALLY LIKE….how about creating a space as in photo, with a few different patients, alone but somehow connected ?! Part bone, part tissue?

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  2. Thinking about the bubble wrap man in the picture with the patient, and the title ” Lazarus “………. Mummified figure half in half out. Sorry, brain in overdrive!

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