By Kenneth Scott
In the true sense, casting bronze could not be called metal sculpting. The finished casting is actually a reproduction of an object that was first created in a different medium. Usually wax, clay, or plaster, whichever most accomodates the desired appearance of the resulting bronze casting. From original sculpture to final work of art is a long process and further details of that are readily available. The foundry process as performed by Ken Scott is a comic book which explains the process.
Sculpting in wax, though very forgiving, demands a high degree of proficiency in design, observation and proportion because so much more is at stake - sculpting time and initial casting costs in particular - but then finding a home for the finished work adds further stress and expense.
Regardless of the price, a successful sculpture in any three dimensional medium should yield to the following parameters. The finished work, should have pleasing lines three hundred and sixty degrees around in order to keep the viewers visually involved while retaining their overall appreciation for the design and the subject. The subject is always secondary to design.
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