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Bronze art and sculpture are made from an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12–12.5% tin and often with the addition of other metals and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus, or silicon. Click the button below to learn the processes of a bronze sculpture.
In my early 30's, I joined a sculpting group with a shared model. This was my first experience playing with clay. Not knowing what I was doing, I created this piece. The host of the group decided to fire the clay without asking me if I was finished. A little upsetting! After doing a faux patina, I began liking what I accomplished. Some thirty years later, I enjoyed her so much I decided to cast her as a bronze using the lost-wax process. We gave her a turntable walnut base so she can be seen from many angles. Only a few years later a woman, Cindy, in my community saw this bronze. She said, "I see you have been in the Tom Ware(house) group". Astonished, I asked how she knew. She smiled and said she was the model. Now we are very good friends and neighbors! The bronze Cindy sits near my large window looking out at her home in the sunshine foothills of Colorado. To boot, little did I know, I titled the sculpture "After the Dance". Later, Cindy said she was a dancer!
This first edition bronze piece has sold. The next editions will be your choice of patina and base.
Of course, each piece has its own unique look. Make it yours!
16"H x 16"W x 16"W 40 lbs Walnut Turntable Base $2100
After lunch (slugs and champagne on a sunny restaurant deck in the foothills of Colorado) with a very dear friend to celebrate my birthday, I wondered what I could do for her birthday celebration which was three days after mine. Feeling wonderful when I arrived home, I picked up a marble stone and started chipping. With love in my heart, I obviously started a heart shape line. Before I knew it, not intentionally, there were two faces one on each end. Although the faces were not hers and her husband's nationality, I knew it was her birthday gift. I soon realized the sculpture depicted my friend's long-term marriage relationship. Two people, with joined hearts, having different views of life, causing rough and smooth times, always together, solid as a rock. A decade after creating this Colorado Yule Marble carving, I was moved to create a bronze version. PS: they are still together for over four decades now.
This bronze is the first edition of the mold.
For additional editions the bronze finish may be changed, the stone base rock will be different, or, if desired, can be eliminated and
the base may be changed. You have choices!
10"H x 12"W x 6"D 15 lbs African Granite Base
Merit Award Evergreen Artist Association Evergreen CO
Honorable Mention Center for The Arts Evergreen CO
As I was creating a clay maquette to carve a stone sculpture, the clay evolved, not my intention, into this playful, reserved, and modest, young woman. Since she did not fit the piece of stone I was going to use,
she became a bronze.
This is the first edition. Additional editions can be finished with
a different patina color and base.
12"H x 7"W x 7"D 7 lbs Wood Base $1500
Frances Fine Art
Evergreen, Colorado, United States 303-526-9290 call/text Frances@Francesfineart.com
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I am excited that two of my Yule Marble sculptures have been accepted in the
75th Annual Juried Show at Gilpin Arts
in historic Central City, CO
June 11th - August 20th
Fat Cat is off the workbench!
Visit the limestone gallery for
his complete story
and a work-in-progress video.