Looking after Limited edition bronze animal sculptures art collections? Bronze statues are perfect for a special gift occasion or if you want to infuse some art in to your home. Depending on the size and complexity of the piece, the original sculpture is coated with multiple layers of a liquid silicone mold material, which is then covered with a thick layer of plaster. Molds of larger pieces are made in sections. Desk Buddy molds, being a little smaller, can be done in one piece. Each essentially creates a perfect negative image of a particular sculpture. At this point, hot wax is poured into the mold to create a solid wax piece. Each wax will later become a bronze.
I went on a total fox jag a while back. I just love their forms and inquisitive natures. With these sculptures I’ve mostly explored foxes looking and behaving naturally, as well as engaging in a bit of my usual anthropomorphizing. (Man, I wish there was a shorter word for that!) This is Attention to De-tail, an elegant piece filled with great lines. My goal here was to create a lyrical design that celebrated the grace of foxes. This quiet moment allows me to explore the fox form in repose, instead of in action. There is no rushing here; we are allowing the fox to truly give attention to every detail. This piece exhibits all the hallmarks of my work, such as curves transitioning into planes, highlighted dimensional lines, complex and rich patinas, and a bit of complementary texture. Even though this fox is in repose, the graceful line from the tip of the tail to the nose is reminiscent of the movement of my dance sculptures. And as with another of my fox pieces, EnWrapture, I continue to explore the juxtaposition of texture with smooth surface. I love how the rock supports the fox and allows for a new interplay between two complementary patina styles. Find additional details at Fox bronze sculpture.
Tip for getting bronze art valued: Have realistic expectations. Last, be realistic about your expectations. There are some bronze sculptures that are frequently replicated, and they can be found all over the place such as pieces by Remington, Rodin, and Renoir. If you’re looking at one of these pieces, the chances of it being worth anything substantial are slim to none. However, with less replicated pieces, they have the potential to be original casts or recasts, and the value for these can vary.
Bronze sculptures cleaning: Before we get into that, it is important to know that most bronze sculptures will come with a wax or polish of some kind already on it. This wax should protect the bronze sculpture for about three to five months, sometimes even longer. A key thing to check for (if your bronze isn’t covered with bird poop or other debris) is if water still beads off the sculpture. If it does, your outdoor bronze sculpture is not in need of cleaning quite yet. If water doesn’t bead off your outdoor bronze sculpture, it’s time to clean!
My limited edition bronze animal statues range in size from table top to several feet. I created these high end pieces to raise the spirit and bring joy to the viewer. These pieces represent the best that our four legged friends have to offer and capture the beauty and wild spirit of nature. All of these pieces you see in this collection are created in limited release, and are only available for adoption while quantities last. Please contact me directly to inquire about availability and shipping. Visit: www.laurelpetersongregory.com.
Meet Laurel Peterson Gregory : My Creative Process: My process typically begins with careful scrutiny of the anatomy and movement of my intended subject. Dozens of digital images and sketches later, the subtle positions, relationships, and attitudes of my animal characters capture the feeling and story I seek to convey in the piece.