New bronze and steel sculpture

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Here is the latest in casting and fabrication for my own personal work.  The base is fabricated plate weathering steel and the sculpture itself is cast and fabricated from silicon bronze. 

  Latest work 69 inches high by 42 wide.  The base is fabricated from plate weathering steel.  The sculpture is cast and fabricated silicon bronze.  It is a design concept for a fountain.  The sculpture is part of an on going series which explores natural earth processes such as erosion and tectonics.  Some of the series is 2d, though most of the series is sculpture in bronze, steel, wood and plaster.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

cast and fabricated sculpture of bronze and steel:

Latest work 69 inches high by 42 wide. The base is fabricated from plate weathering steel. The sculpture is cast and fabricated silicon bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a design concept for a fountain. The sculpture is part of an on going series which explores natural earth processes such as erosion and tectonics. Some of the series is 2d, though most of the series is sculpture in bronze, steel, wood and plaster.

 


City's picture

really nice. i like this

really nice.
i like this piece a lot.
can you upload some other views?
having trouble making out what is going on between the base and the circular element. Something there reads as white, can't quite make it out.

Can you talk a bit about the finish?

Thanks


GeorgeMummert's picture

Pangea

City

Thanks.  as for images, I am in the process of getting it out the door for an exhibit.  When I have a few more I will post, perhaps I will wait until it is in the show starting Jan 22 at York College in Penna.

The bronze (circular form) is essentially a dished form - it is a shape like you would produce from placing two woks, or bowls face to face - standing on edge.  I sandblasted and acid washed the surface and finished with a ferric nitrate patina and johnsons paste wax.

The lower steel portion is weathered and rusted 5/16 steel plate.  The white that you see is really a reflection.  The finish is ferric nitrate/ferric chloride with some hyrdocloric acid etch.  It too was finished with johnsons paste wax.  Overall it is mottled much like the front section facing forward in the image.  I like the differing colors adding subtle texture.

I worked with a professional photographer,  lighting, backdrop, etc/.  We played around for half a day trying to eliminate as many 'hotspots' or reflective areas, but due to the 'shiny' nature of the wax metals it was real difficult.  I have trouble with this all the time.  

Hard to shoot sculpture.

George

 

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GeorgeMummert's picture

same view, but better image overall

Same view better image qualitySame view better image quality

 

I designed the base on Sketchup

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lin's picture

bronze

What a stunning piece. The other photo you posted is so much better! It shows the detail and patina much more clearly. Lin