E ACH SCULPTURE TELLS AN INTIMATE STORY
of creating an enduring sculpture of a loved one can be a challenge.
Not knowing how and where to begin can compound this frustration.
Together, we discuss what you would like your sculpture to convey -
is my child serious, athletic, intellectual, lover of nature, etc.
We will not to be too specific as to create a box- but rather, have
several ideas of how you can have your child sculpted, with
timelines of one year or less.
We begin the creative process by
taking a number of photographs of different poses of your child, in
several outfits. Usually one pose stands out as an inspirational and
animated composition that sums up the personality of the child-
often, you already have this photo. Please remember, the best
designs are discovered in the process, not necessarily preconceived
at the onset; and usually the child will strike this unique pose.
Next, your child is sculpted over a two to three month period. A
final sitting from life is arranged, and the approved statue is cast
in bronze over a four month period. Once back from the foundry, the
statue is now ready for mounting on a marble, granite or concrete
surface. Holes are drilled into the base material, and the threaded
rods are screwed up into the nuts hidden inside the bare feet or
shoes. After curing, the statue stands proudly on its base.
Ashleigh and Tristan