Monday, 30 January 2012

Wax Casting

Image copyright  Art  Di Lella

Image copyright  Art  Di Lella
My been spending part of my time working on a large wax cast of an Inuit stone carving that has been commissioned by the artist and his dealer. You will notice in both images that part of the wax has been cut apart. The reason is to allow for  greater access to the interior spots of the sculpture. While the sculpture is open, it allows me to build up the wax thickness where it's needed;a crucial part of the bronze casting process and it points out the importance of the interior part of the casting. Inconsistent thickness in the wax cast can lead to problems such as shrinkage,non form and porosity in the surface of the sculpture.
After the interior work is completed, the surface of the sculpture is then repaired and under goes final finishing.  I'm hoping to complete this project this week.
Later in the week,I'm hoping to have some new updates on #6 . Talk to you all soon. Cheers.

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