Bronze Art Blog

My blog postings usually describe my Work in Progress activities, but I will occassionally post interesting event notices or other items related to this website. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email when I post new work.

Tiki

The Pirate Fairy 1

 

I have started a new sculpture that I am calling the Pirate Fairy. At the time I didn’t realize that Disney had co-opted this name for one of their animated movies starring Tinker Bell. My fairy is actually named Tiki, and yes, she is a pirate fairy so I will continue to call her by […]

Wonder Woman Mirror

Gal Gadot 3

 

I have now cast and assembled my sculpture of Wonder Woman that I had created in wax almost a year ago. I used the original wax model I had made. As this wax model is now ‘lost’, as part of the lost wax casting process, I have no plans to do another. This piece will […]

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey 1

 

I haven’t posted new work for quite some time. But, that doesn’t mean that I have been inactive. I have completed my Raquel Gothic sculpture and my Wonder Woman sculpture. They are currently waiting for me to cut some stone for their bases. I have also been finishing some miscellaneous needs related to my castings, […]

Raquel Gothic

Raquel Gothic 3

 

I have now managed to complete the soldering and assembly of this piece. This is one of the largest works that I have competed, tipping the scale at 1280 grams of bronze. If I complete the sand casting of the clock base it will most definitely be the largest work I have made. I had […]

Raquel Gothic

Raquel Gothic 2

 

Some progress has been made on this fairy. The first picture shows the cast for the full body. This was cast with my natural bronze alloy of copper and tin and as the scale shows, weighs 522 grams. One difficulty with large castings is that it takes a lot of heat to solder or braze […]

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Raquel Gothic 1

 

It’s been a while since I posted any new work. However, I have started a new casting of a gothic steampunk type of fairy that I think will be quite delightful. I have already cast the wings in yellow brass and I am about to cast the complete fairy in ancient bronze. Her stockings and […]

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2019 Planned Castings

 

It is my plan to cast the following works in 2019. The works noted for Spring 2019 should be available for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at the end of March, 2019. The Fall works should be available for the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo in September, 2019. Spring 2019 Fall 2019

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Spruce Meadows 2

 

I have been working to finish my new work for Spruce Meadows. This show is an art show and I will be displaying pieces that are suitable for collection. I have four new works prepared for this show. None of these works are complete. They still require a patina, enamelling and final polishing and finishing. […]

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Kisekae Sets

 

For historical reasons, my personal library of approximately 500 KiSS sets collected from 1998 to 2006 is now available for use with my Kisekae viewer UltraKiss. To access these sets download and install my UltraKiss viewer. Use the UltraKiss Portal tool to access these sets. Note that these historical sets, as they are my personal […]

UltraKiss

UltraKiss

 

In 2002 I developed a computer program that implements the Kisekae Set system, KiSS, a Japanese graphics system originally developed to facilitate costume changes on virtual dolls. Kisekae sets are drawings of anime characters with many different costumes, packaged in a file for viewing the work. KiSS is a presentation method that allows the artist […]