Bronzes - Making Of

concept

concept

concept

concept

scale ref IRL

scale ref IRL

3d prints

3d prints

Wax casts

Wax casts

pouring the bronze @ lostwaxwellington.com

pouring the bronze @ lostwaxwellington.com

Unreal view of NZ from the inside of the foundry

Unreal view of NZ from the inside of the foundry

Frankie, the foundry assistant

Frankie, the foundry assistant

Marble from Takaka, NZ

Marble from Takaka, NZ

Cut marble for the base

Cut marble for the base

welding, together forever now...

welding, together forever now...

mani-pedi

mani-pedi

dremel for days

dremel for days

Chemical bath to accelerate oxidation

Chemical bath to accelerate oxidation

After chemical bath

After chemical bath

Wiping away the oxidized layer

Wiping away the oxidized layer

Blow torch and chemical applied

Blow torch and chemical applied

Wax pass

Wax pass

Here's a project I have been working on for a long while. It has always been a dream of mine to make a real bronze piece. For this I decided to make 2 works. I thought I would also share some details on the process as it was a very collaborative endeavor and I learned a ton.

It has been a huge endeavor and I have learned a lot during this process. I want to thank everyone who helped me and I seriously couldn't have done it without them.

The process went as follows:

Design in ZBrush
Concept paintovers
Prep for 3D Printing - done by the amazing Tarn Greenlaw https://www.artstation.com/tarngreenlaw
Printing at scale (30 cm) on a large SLA resin printer - done by Joseph Sherman-Mendez https://www.instagram.com/amexikiwican/
Molding the prints for wax casting - by Greg Howie at NZ Caps https://www.nzcaps.com/
Lost wax casting and cleanup - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Bronze Pouring - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Detail work (dremeling, sanding, welding) - done by myself and Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Patina - done by Jonathan Campbell at http://www.lostwax.co.nz/
Marble base cutting (Marble from Takaka, NZ) - by Terence Turner https://www.instagram.com/terencegturner/
Marble base installation - by Jack Gallop jackgallop@gmail.com
Final Exhibition @ Te Auaha Gallery https://www.instagram.com/nondisclosedartist/