Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back to My Studio

Next I will be taking you back to my studio where I will adhere the sculpture to the violin, add collage materials to some areas, and paint the violin.

Back at the Foundry

Next Micheal will be de molding the relief sculpture of Beethoven, cleaning up the mold and pouring a cold cast bronze. This process was done in one trip to the foundry, see the steps below.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

To the Foundry Again

For my next post I will go back to the foundry. Micheal will have added the "Mother Mold", a plaster layer to support the silicone mold. Micheal uses FGR-95 a gypsum based product that is already impregnated into layers of fabric that just needs to be put in water then applied.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Going to the Foundry

The next post I make will take you to Taos Bronze Foundry, Micheal Hamilton's business, where he has volunteered his time and materials for the donation to the Music From Angel Fire auction.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Violin Relief Sculpture for Music from Angel Fire

Music from Angel Fire is a summer music festival in Angel Fire, NM. They are celebrating their 25th Anniversary. As a fund raiser, they asked 25 artists to paint or decorate a violin for an auction. The following is the process of creating my violin. I will take you through the steps in various stages in the upcoming posts to my blog.