Category Archives: In Progress/ At the Zoo

Spoonbill

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I really liked this guy.  He stopped me as I was walking by, so I did a quick sculpt of him.

Peccary

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I have some ideas for him, but I haven’t worked on him in a while.

Lesser Kudu

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This has been a challenging piece.  I really like the kudu and I dont want to just copy him in a naturalistic way.  I feel like there is an idea behind my interest with him, but i need to sculpt it first and then I will be able to see it.  I have to put him down and work on some other pieces and try again later.

Harpey Eagle

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This one was very quick, only an hour or two.  It was very hot, the eagle actually soaked in the pond.

Serval

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This was a quick start and is a study of their unique proportions.  It’s been just one visit, so I would have a lot more to do to finish it.  It will either be a study, or I will change the pose to fit some ideas.  Not sure at this time.  Because it was quick, the head proportion is a bit large.

Red River Hog

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I pushed a lot of subtle ideas on this one.  There is a very human feel to him.  His character is strong.

Bronze Elephant Process 2013

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Here is my Elephant transforming into bronze.  I will post more as it progresses.

Bronze Commission Sculpture For Veterinary Clinic 2011

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I learned a lot about bronze relief sculpture on this project.  When the bronze is poured into the shell mold and starts to cool it doesn’t want to stay flat, it can warp.

So when you start welding it together you really have to work it.  Make sure you have it clamped to a flat table, or it will warp again with the heat from the welding.  But there are many tricks to getting it back the original flat shape.

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists is a state of the art, 24 hour clinic for all kinds of pets, even the exotics.  I had a great time meeting everyone there.

Thanks Kristi

Casting Zarafa Pictures

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Here are some pics and some explanations of the casting process so far.


I had to cut the sculpture into 7 pieces to make for a more efficient mold.  So I removed the head, tail and 4 legs, to cast them separately.

Out of the mold.

At this point he is put back together, but he still needs to be cleaned up and painted

It’s been fun and exhausting at the same time.