Artist Frank Gaylord with the original clay work.
A rubber mold being taken from the original clay work.
A wax casting from one of the mold sections.
The wax castings are cut into sections, again backed with
The gated waxes are afixed to a steel armature for dipping into the ceramic shell tank.
The ceramic shell has been applied and is ready for de-waxing.
The wax is then melted out of the ceramic shell leaving a
The shells are then brought up to approximately 1500 degrees to
The shells are then put back into the kiln, heated again
The ceramic shell is then removed from the casting,
After all the sections are cast and chased,
These are the sections tacked together and ready to be fully welded.
This is the finished bronze with the welds chased and ready for patina.
Here the first layer of a hot patina is being applied to a finished bronze.
The finish patinated bronze is in the truck and ready for delivery.
The finished sculpture installed at a convent in Chicago.