The foundry is the most important player when a sculpture is going to be bronzed. The artist must have confidence that the foundry’s personnel are capable of duplicating the original clay or wax piece. Most figurative pieces are cut into sections in order to produce a latex rubber mold. The new wax pieces then have to be assembled by foundry personnel into the original sculpture. In most cases the artist will have to make adjustments. Once the artist okays the piece it is then cut up and reconfigured with gates and sprues that form the passage way for molten bronze to flow. Gates and sprues are like wax spaghetti and have to be strategically attached to all the sections of the sculpture so that the molten bronze can flow by gravity. A concrete-like mold is then built around the piece and when hardened it is placed in a furnace to melt out the wax, i.e. “lost wax” method. Molten bronze (2200 degrees F) is then poured into the mold and fills the voids left by the hollow negative. When the cast is cooled it is broken apart. Using welding torches the bronze pieces are separated from the gates and sprues and reassembled, a process known as chasing.

La Sonadora
La Sonadora
La Mujer1
La Mujer1
GargoyleFantasy2
GargoyleFantasy2
Sleeping Nymph - Front View
Sleeping Nymph - Front View

Bronze 14'L x 6"W x 5'H

Sleeping Nymph -Posterior view
Sleeping Nymph -Posterior view

Bronze 14'L x 6"W x 5'H

Deep Reflections
Deep Reflections

Bronze on Alabaster Front View Size 12" H x 14" L x 8" W

Deep Reflections
Deep Reflections

Bronze on Alabaster Posterior View Size 12" H x 14" L x 8" W

Abduction of Psyche
Abduction of Psyche

Bronze Size 18" H x 12" W x 12' L

Abduction of Psyche
Abduction of Psyche

Bronze Size 18" H x 12" W x 12' L

Bitter Torment
Bitter Torment

Bronze - Front view

Bitter Torment
Bitter Torment

Bronze - Posterior view

The Triplets
The Triplets

Bronze - side view size 14" L x 14" H x 9 " W

The Triplets
The Triplets

Bronze - 3/4 view

Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre

Bronze on Alabaster Base

Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre

Bronze on Alabaster Base

Watusi Warrior
Watusi Warrior

Bronze on Marble Base

Watusi Warrior
Watusi Warrior

Bronze on Marble Base

The Embrace
The Embrace

Bronze on Alabaster Base

The Embrace
The Embrace

Bronze on Alabaster Base

Symmetry in Motion
Symmetry in Motion

Bronze on Marble Base

Symmetry in Motion
Symmetry in Motion

Bronze on Marble Base

Satyr and Nymph
Satyr and Nymph

Bronze on Marble Base

Satyr and Nymph
Satyr and Nymph

Bronze on Marble Base

Satyr and Nymph
Satyr and Nymph

Bronze on Marble Base

Nymph and Putti
Nymph and Putti

Bronze on Marble Base

Nymph and Putti
Nymph and Putti

Bronze on Marble Base

Nymph and Putti
Nymph and Putti

Bronze on Marble Base

The Fury Alecto
The Fury Alecto

Bronze on Marble Base

Detail
Detail

The Fury's victim

The Fury Alecto
The Fury Alecto

Bronze on Marble Base