Bronze Art Blog

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Black Widow – Silicone Mould

 

Someone said that I had a wonderful workspace and that they’d love to have as much room to make a mess!  Yes, my workspace was originally the previous house owner’s wine room.  He was an Italian barber, and one thing about Italy is that the whole boot is supposedly overflowing with wine. I think it […]

Black Widow – Introduction

 

Someone recently said that I should do a bronze cast of 7 of 9 from the Star Trek: Voyager series.  Apparently, she was the reason many watched the show?  I was told that if I was to cast her in bronze then people would buy her.  But, I’ve never found a resin kit of this […]

Vocaloids

 

I like to play with molten metal and cast bronze anime figures in my workshop. Unfortunately, I have not yet figured out how to make my creations come alive. So, in the interim we can look at cute dancing animated figures. Vocaloids are created with innovative Miku Miku Dance software that was developed in Japan […]

Mandelbrot Cube – Etching

 

This post describes etching the Julia Set images for my Mandelbrot Cube. Each cube face is about two inches square and made from 20 gauge sheet brass.  Etching requires that a mask or resist be put on the metal to stop the etching acids or salts from reacting with the areas that are to be […]

Mandelbrot Cube – Introduction

 

The Mandelbrot Cube project is a fascinating exploration of fractal mathematics.  Fractals are functions such that whenever you look deeper into a section of the curve you see repetitions and self-similarities to what you first started with. Fractals are recursive and iterative and chaotic.  And, they are truly beautiful. For the bronze figure in this […]

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road – Metalwork

 

This post shows the fabrication of the Archimedean spiral that begins the famous Yellow Brick Road in the Wizard of Oz.  I am using 24 gauge copper sheet for the base and 24 gauge yellow brass sheet cut into a spiral for the road.  My design drawing was transferred to the metal with pencil and […]

Pouring Bronze

Eureka Project – Casting

 

This post describes the bronze casting activities for the Lemmy Miyauchi figure. The next step in the lost wax casting process, after the wax models are created, prepares the model to be encased in investment or silica plaster.  Sprues or wax connectors are attached to the wax model.  The sprues form channels for the molten […]

Wax Model

Eureka Project – Wax Models

 

This post describes the creation of silicon rubber molds and wax models for bronze casting using the lost wax process. The first step to create a bronze statue of Lemmy Miyauchi is to make silicon rubber molds of all the model parts.  These molds will be injected with wax to create wax copies of the parts.  […]

Eureka Project – Introduction

 

The name of this bronze casting project is Eureka.  This name is chosen to represent the mathematical concept of discovery as first attributed to Archimedes. This project is a bronze sculpt of Lemmy Miyauchi from the To Heart anime standing beside two old style school desks with her arm raised as if answering a question.  […]