Initial sandblasting done to reveal where more chasing is needed. Getting closer!
Almost ready to go to the foundry.
Mold making is finished & wax pours have commenced for the 1 ½ X life size Pastoral Dreamer. At this point in the process the sculpture exists only as rubber molds.
Special photo for flower stalkers.
Hoping for a bumper crop in the fall!
They lost all their possessions in the October fires. Two bronze sculptures were the only things even recognizable in the ashes. The heat of the fire melted the foot off of the sculpture "Dive" but after seeing a photo of the two pieces I thought there was a chance I could do something with "Bask". The following images will show some of the steps involved in restoration. The piece got so hot in the fire that much of the surface liquified and wrinkled upon cooling. There were areas that had melted glass embedded in the surface. I decided to leave the wrinkled surface on some of the sculpture in order to embody what it had been through, but not the skin, the wrinkled skin was too disturbing to me.
#1 went to a collector in New Jersey
A couple lost their home and all possessions in the California fire. The only two things that were recognizable were Bask & Dive. Dive is a little worse for the wear. Bask may be salvageable.
"Team Lauson" 2017 25" x 40 x 19 bronze, teak, 19th century clay bottles, Lauson engine, soap box derby wheels, mixed media, steel.