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Apollo

Sculpted in the early 90"s it is a figure standing on a ladder, my interpretation of Apollo. It is bronze 22 inches by 8 inches wide by 8 inches deep.

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This nude sculpture was created using the lost wax method. A rubber mold was made from the sculpting medium, then a wax was poured into the mould, then the wax was worked to remove the air bubbles, then the wax was covered with ceramic shell, a process which was developed during WWII to produce guns quickly and cheaply, then the wax is burnt out and while the ceramic shell is hot the bronze is poured in, after it cools the ceramic shell is chipped off. The Bronze is chased to repair any inconsistencies, then it is sand blasted and the patina is applied.

Apollo is the god of the sun, prophesy, music, medicine and poetry which is why he is placed on a ladder, climbing to great heights. I created this bronze before my trip to Italy. I took the figure with me to Carrara, on the west coast of Italy just south of the Italian Riviera. It is the town of Michelangelo visited and the source of the marble he used for his sculptures. With chisel in hand I began to carve it life-size. I worked on it for two months and then shipped it to Canada to finish. I am about half-way through to completion. The bronze is an edition of 30 with unique pose and base. The bronze can be cast in any colour you wish!

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