Commissions- Process

“Tree of Life” 5 feet bronze, Lever House NYC.

Unilever Inc. commissioned a sculpture for their executive suite in the Lever House, NYC. “Tree of Life” in bronze was chosen as the signature sculpture to complement the site.

Creating a site-specific sculpture depends on a large variety of elements. During the design process every detail is discussed to insure the final result exceeds the clients expectations. Overall form and size of the sculpture, patina, base size as well as proximity to existing natural or architectural elements are all vital for the final effect.

Commission-Process.

Many of my original sculptures are carved in wood. These carvings or other original models are then used as a basis for enlargement of  limited editions  of 7 or less in bronze. Digital 3D scans capture the exact shape to insure the final enlargement is exactly true to the original. A full size foam enlargement is then created and mounted on the proper size base. I generally use polished black granite as the final base material but there are a variety of color and material options available. This enlargement is then used to create molds – for wax shells that will be used to create the final bronze castings. I share and discuss all of the steps from the digital 3D scans, sculpture and base enlargement and final patina (coloration) to insure the final result is precisely what the client envisions. Enlargement in stone is a similar process except there is no need for molds as it is directly carved in the final Marble or Granite. A new piece  “King and Queen” in bronze featured on the “In Progress Page”  visually shows many of these steps.

“Tree of Life” Unilever, Lever House, NYC.

“Reflection” 6 feet-bronze. Private Collection Atherton CA.

“Standing Woman”, 7 feet-Oak.  Private collection.

“Enigma” 5 feet wood. Interior.

“Shiva Shakti” 7 feet.

“Twin Forms” 8 feet-bronze. Private sculpture garden.

“Dryad” 5 feet- bronze. Charles Benenson Collection, Greenwich CT.

“Echoes” 3 feet-bronze. Private Collection, Alterton CA.

“Oculus” 5 feet. Rendering.

“Arisaema” 3 feet-bronze. Nayden Collection, Jupiter Fl.