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Gwen

This is the original face mask of a woman which I sculpted in 1978.

I also have a full head of her in ceramic and I will be casting a full head of her in bronze in summer 2003.

This 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.

Gwen is represented here as a face mask and is one of my first bronzes cast in 1976. Gwen has a feeling of the antique with it's black/green patina and bold features. The original is not for sale,but I will be casting her as an edition of 30.

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