St. Martin coming together.
Some of you have said to me, "I just don't know how you do it." I say the same thing about the foundry workers. I provide them a clay image of the piece, in this case two separate figures. They cover the figures with a rubber solution creating a mold into which wax is poured creating a thin, hollow image of the sculpture (think, chocolate bunny). The mold is heated causing the wax to pour out (thus, the "Lost Wax Process"). Hot bronze refills the void, and voila! bronze art is created - but, not so fast. The pieces then have to be welded together and cleaned up (that is what you are seeing here).