How My bronze sculptures ar made
Inspiration is everywhere ! Life is full of fascinating things if we take the time to really look, explore and perhaps above all else, appreciate.
My creative practice begins often with being emersed in life, the present moment and what has been described as ”The Flow“.
My interests are in a love of Nature, People and the journey that is our lives. We are not here for very long really so to get the most out of it I focus on what I`m passionate about.
I may go for a walk myself by the sea at sunrise and this has inspired a sculpture called “ Aurora “ ( meaning “Dawn “ ) .The sunrise was so breathtaking that I wondered how this could be expressed in a sculptural form.
An idea began to form of the sun on the flat horizon of the sea and waves that slowly got bigger to finally crash onto the stony
I made a rough sketch of this in my notebook and then proceeded to make a small wax modal to give me the three dimensional qualities.
Once I decided I`m happy with the modal I proceed to construct the final piece in wax and in this case I allowed the final piece to offer surprises and to evolve somewhat from the original idea in the modal.
The entire process is like a journey into the unknown. Its easy to stay safe in what we know and are familiar with but the adventure and excitement of life really only begins when we
step outside of this and let ourselves be taken on a journey
where we may not fully know the outcome or destination.
The Bronze Casting Process
The lost-wax process is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away. A hollow core can be effected by the introduction of a heat-proof core that prevents the molten metal from totally filling the mold. Common on every continent except Australia, the lost-wax method dates from the 3rd millennium BC and has sustained few changes since then.
Bronze Art Fine Art Foundry ,Dublin.