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…
The figure lies in bronze pieces on the floor, each section is ground and shaped to fit the next..
Then it’s welded together…
All the wax cutouts (now cast individually into bronze) are welded back onto the figure..
A Chimp has since arrived.
A new prostrate figure (life size)
I’m going to attempt to make this sculpture life size..its a lying figure
These are the first steps..
Waxes skulls and plasters as sources
If I were an anatomist i’d call it a ‘Preparation’
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.
I love it like this..
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.
Bronze casters nightmare!
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!
This is a wonderful photo , taken by a visitor, Tina O’Regan, thanks for sending it.
My Old friend, the fantastic photographer Pete Everard Smith, came to visit. Thanks for these Pete.
Pouring bronze into the moulds, sections of the fragmented leaf man…
Me passing the time with Butley Colleague Jim Racine…(a master caster)
Freddy passing the time , with a door…
and here caught off guard..
Thats all folks, thanks for looking!