Bronze Art Blog

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Faerie on Twig 3

 

Hooray, I have mostly finished putting my fairy and twig together. This work requires that the castings be cleaned and prepared for assembly. I call this soldering, but it is really known as brazing. Brazing joins two metals by heating and melting a filler that bonds to the two pieces of metal and joins them. […]

Faerie on Twig 2

 

I have now cast all the parts, except for the wings, for my faerie and the twig. The faerie was cast in ancient bronze as this has a nice red coloring to the metal. I cast her shoes and collar in white bronze as accent pieces. The twig and leaves were cast in silicon bronze […]

Artist Statement

 

Language is a fundamental aspect of human behaviour. Language is one way by which we communicate ideas and information and truth. We do this with statements or propositions that we assert as true or false. My art investigates how context in our language affects truth, or more specifically proposition truth for contextual reasoning. I do […]

Faerie on Twig 1

 

I have started to cast my sculpture of a faerie on a twig. This work was planned for the spring of 2018. This faerie is of the type I like to do because it is more than just a figurine. I plan to put some coloured quartz or crystals on the piece when I put […]

Supergirl on Pyrite

 

I spent some time a month ago and cast another Supergirl statue. I would like one of these works available for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in April, 2018. I am mounting this work on a pyrite stone that I acquired last year. I have also added some quartz crystals to this work. The […]

Pirate Flag 2

 

Today, I made a hinge for my treasure chest. I also cut some granite to make a base for my second pirate wench casting. This is where I plan to set my 18th century cannon with the piece and, of course, fly the Jolly Roger pirate flag that I made earlier. The hinge for the […]

Pirate Flag 1

 

I am working on a second, different casting of my pirate wench. This casting is intended to be an artwork piece that will include my bronze cannon, a bronze seashell, and most importantly a bronze cast Jolly Roger pirate flag. According to Wikipedia, I am using the flag of Edward England, a wonderful pirate from […]

Wonder Woman in Bronze

 

Last April at the 2017 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, someone asked if I could do a statue of Wonder Woman in bronze. In June of 2017 I found a kit for such a statue, but unfortunately it was out of production. I have just received word that I should be able to source this […]

Pirate Wench 3

 

I have essentially finished my pirate wench. I first thought to mount the piece on a light colour granite base as shown below, but on reflection I changed to a dark base. I also picked up some iron pyrite at the local gem and rock show. When sparkling, this will help enhance the piece. I […]

Pirate Wench 2

 

Well, I have the pirate wench all together. This stage, which is the soldering and fitting and cutting, is perhaps the most tedious and possibly the most dangerous work. I work with torches and hot metal and grinding devices and sometimes it is hard to get pieces to fit together properly. After casting I clean […]