Monday, March 5, 2012

The Making of "Jack" Part 3

On March 7th, 2012, Fully Visual and I will be releasing a new bronze sculpture of "Jack".
Inspired by my painting "Jacked" and the mythological "Jackalope", this sculpture attempts to blend my character design with the classic taxidermic presentation of the Jackalope (stuffed and mounted on a plaque).
Till its release, I'll be regularly presenting images of Fully Visual's process for casting the bronze.

After the "investments" (or molds) are formed, they are then heated in a kiln till the original wax positives are melted out. Molten metal (in this case bronze - a combination of copper and tin) is then poured into the mold and given time to cool. Once the metal has hardened, the ceramic investment is broken away to reveal the finished components to our sculpture.

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