BRIAN’S CUSTOM PROCESSES
A DISTINCTIVE APPROACH TO SCULPTING
LIMITED EDITION BRONZES
Bronzing is a process whereby a pre-existing sculpture is cast in bronze and can be customized using different patinas.
Limited Edition Bronzes are cast from molds.
Creating a scale model is the first step.
The original sculptures have typically been carved in alabaster, styrofoam or wax.
The scale model is then molded before being cast in bronze.
After the bronze has been poured and set,
the next step is to break open the mold.
Applying Bronze Patinas
The last step in Brian’s process often involved applying a customized patina to alter the color and appearance of the finished piece.
Laminated Alabaster is a unique process that Brian used to infuse a sculpture with different color gradients.
The process begins with raw imported Italian Alabaster boulders purchased from a local stone quarry.
The folks at the quarry then cut the boulders into slabs.
Back at the studio, Brian applied epoxy with colored pigments, then clamped the pieces to glue them together.
He then might take them back to the quarry to be cut again at different angles, in which case the gluing process had to be repeated. The actual carving is done with electric grinders, hammer and chisel, stone rasps and sandpaper.
The last step in the process is the application of stone oil and paste polish.