Here IT IS!
The bell holding the poetry of James Broughton about which I’ve been posting the last month has been cast & carefully finished out into its new metal state! There is always a huge relief to see the work of many many hours secured in a safely solid, more durable material than the wax which relative softness allows me to carve.
I wrote earlier this year about this stage of raw casting.
While this photograph is a bit brutal in showing the less than ideal surface…
The casting is basically sound & looks quite legible after I began working the surface. Here in mid-process I used ink to darken the background as a test to help see which details needed strengthening
I vulcanized the silicon molds around the masters,
Meanwhile here is the FROG perching on the edge of new life in metal…