These contemporary bronze sculptures are fabricated from silicon bronze, a beautiful golden-hued metal. Silicon bronze is 2-3% pure quartz, 97-98% pure copper and fairly easy to shape, weld, finish and patina. Small bronze sculptures are ideal for tabletop or pedestal display. Or think of them as being maquettes for a large sculpture. Bronze has been a celebrated medium of metal sculptors for millenia and bronze sculptures are popular with collectors. Large abstract bronze sculptures are perfect for sculpture gardens and outdoor display. They are beautiful from every angle. Please enjoy my bronze sculpture gallery: and think about what you need and want.
Mobius Bronze Sculptures
Bronze Sculptures for Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit MI
Bronze Sculptures for 1st and 2nd Chinese Hotel Projects
Bronze Sculptures for 3rd Chinese Hotel Project – Shanghai
These sculptures were designed to be mirrored image pairs for the foyer of a new hotel in China.
Bronze Sculptures: Details
These contemporary bronze sculptures are fabricated with silicon bronze sheet metal, generally .063 thickness. Silicon bronze is 2-3% silicon (pure quartz) and 97-98% copper. The silicon makes this alloy easier to weld than copper (also easier to cast). The high percentage copper content enables the bronze to take on many of the interesting patinas and flame colorations of copper, though with this alloy I prefer the beautiful golden color. Bronze, like copper, doesn’t rust – it forms a patina on its surface which protects the metal below. Bronze statues were being made in China six thousand years ago: many are in perfect shape today.
Bronze sculptures were originally made with an alloy of copper and tin and/or zinc and lead, both alloys of which are available today but much harder to weld than silicon bronze. The Greeks and Romans primarily cast their sculptures using the lost-wax technique then welded the seams and repaired the holes by melting the alloy and carefully applying the molten metal to the seam: hot and messy. I fabricate my bronze sculptures by shaping two ribbons of metal together, adding spacers to get the width, then welding on the sides in pieces. It’s a time-consuming labor of love but ensures that each bronze sculpture is individual and unique. A small circular sander is used to smooth out the welds and give the bronze surface a texture that catches and reflects the light from its many facets.
Bronze Sculpture for Sale
All my sculpture work is custom designed, hand fabricated and for sale. Bronze is an expensive metal but it is the best way to get that special rich, warm look and charisma. Fabrication costs are higher than the metal cost for small sculptures: however, small sculptures are generally harder to work on than larger sculptures. When enlarging a sculpture, a 2x increase in height and width equates to a 4x increase in volume. And often, for larger sculptures, width must be increased at a greater rate than height, to achieve the same effect with the large sculpture as with the maquette. Therefore, ten foot tall bronze sculptures can be priced much higher than the same sculpture in silver metals. But, speaking as a bronze sculpture artist, oftentimes a bronze sculpture is the only way to go. Bronze has that unusual, beautiful golden color: it looks rich and warm.
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