Thursday, May 8, 2008

'Bumper to bumper' turtle sculpture-work in progress 1




I am currently making a 40" long or so sculpture of some turtles in a traffic jam (more of my work can be seen here).
I already made a miniature version just a few inches long (seen here), now I'm doing a larger one. I'll post its progress over time.
First stage is to make a master turtle (which, unmodified, I can also cast as a stand alone edition).
From that I'll get a mold made, and get half a dozen or so wax reproductions of his shell and head so I can make the variously submerged turtles with different head postions, feet where appropriate, etc added with wax based clay.
Each of those will then need its own new mold, from which the pieces will emerge as waxes, to be cast as bronze after that, patinated, and attached to the black granite 'water'.
I haven't finalized the rest of the base yet. Could be a piece of wood so you'd put in on some furniture, or maybe a custom designed table or stand of some kind, as suggested in the picture at the top of this post.
Something for me to think about while things proceed...
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9 comments:

MsCatCalls said...

Hi Steve you left a comment on my blog , thanks . I love the mouse . I will enjoy looking at some more of your blog . Good luck .

Daryl said...

Steve, you are extremely talented .. I would happily send animal lovers your way .. art lovers too ... I will be linking to you for sure.

:-Daryl

STARLIGHT EXPRESS said...

Hey steve, thanks for passing by at my blog with comment...cool blog you got here..

Gina Alfani said...

Awesome work Steve! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

Steve, I love these sculptures – they feel so alive, interactive and funny too. There’s a hilarious documentary Cane Toads from the 80’s, I think.

Sherri said...

I love turtles. :)

Swamp Thing said...

I love it!

mtyrtle said...

any flying turtles in the works? good to meet you and keep creating!

Razzmatazlady said...

Your turtles are gorgeous. What talen you have! We live on a lake and last summer I was lucky enough to spot a large snapping turtle laying eggs on our beach! I watched from my sunroom window for over an hour. It was just awesome. I hope she comes back.