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Sailor Moon

Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good

 

My Sailor Moon sculpture (it’s the one on the pink plinth in the front of this picture) is on display with the Alberta Craft Council Kitsch exhibition. Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good – a group exhibition at the Alberta Craft Gallery in Edmonton until Oct. 30, 2021. I am pleased that my work […]

Baphomet

Baphomet 1

 

I have been remiss in posting new work. This WIP for Baphomet is lengthy as it encompasses about 6 months of work. In March 2021 I began to cast another PKKing sculpture “Baphomet” that I purchased in 2012. This is the second PKKing sculpture that I will cast in bronze. This work is much larger […]

Faerie on Twig

Faerie on Twig 7

 

I decided to build one more “Faerie on Twig”. I think this sculpture is somewhat unique. I had previously cast an organic twig as the post for this sculpture and I had thought to mount this faerie on another amethyst like my last edition of this work. However, my last two sculptures were mounted on […]

Yan Wu

Yan Wu 5

 

The sculpture is now mostly complete. I still need to attach a few decorations to the figures and properly clean the work and apply a patina to the bronze. I plan to use liver of sulphur, ferric nitrate, and cupric nitrate chemicals to apply various browns, blacks, red, and green colours to the main piece. […]

Yan Wu

Yan Wu 4

 

Some of the remaining ribbon parts that attach to the base have been cast. After about 6 months of contemplation I have finally decided to cast the base of this sculpture in bronze. I made urethane rubber moulds of the clear resin parts so as to replicate them in wax. Everything except for the large […]

2021 Planned Castings

 

Some of my planned work from 2020 is carried forward to 2021. In 2020 I decided to focus on more significant works such as my stagecoach and mining sculpture. My work is changing and I want to create more complex and unique pieces. Sometime in 2021

Yan Wu

Yan Wu 3

 

Now that I have cast the main body for Yan Wu it is time to create the flowing ribbons that descend from the back of the figure. These parts are large. I struggled to decide how to economically mould and cast these pieces. I considered sand casting but in the end I decided to mould […]

William Miles

Biography

 

William Miles was born in Vancouver, B.C. He studied the violin as a child and discovered his adult passion in mathematics and computer science. Music, mathematics, and logic all relate to the foundation of his artistic development. As a computer scientist and large system consultant William lived and worked in Canada from coast to coast. […]

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Yan Wu 1

 

I find that I now want to do sculptures of far more substance and complexity. My work is changing. I do not expect to cast superheros or other such bronze in the future. I am now starting a new sculpture based on Yan Wu by PKKing. This work should be a spectacular bronze piece. According […]