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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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
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 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. […]
This posting shows pictures for some of the casting and construction for this sculpture.
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 […]