Here is Ed’s finished sculpture, titled “Balancing Time”. It was installed at the REALM Patterson Place Apartments in Durham, NC.
Ed Walker, owner of Carolina Bronze Sculpture, NC’s only commercial fine art bronze casting foundry, has attended a week long figure modeling class with well-known sculptor, Philippe Faraut in upstate NY.
During the week, Ed learned about sculpting both the figure and portraits. Ed commented that, “As one of the in-house sculptors for Carolina Bronze, this workshop greatly increased my skills with sculpting the figure. This training will help me with several upcoming sculpture commissions.” Visit http://edwalkerart.com
Philippe Faraut is a figurative artist specializing in life-size portrait sculptures and monumental stone sculptures. His media of choice are water-based clay and marble. From his extensive research of the human face he developed a technique of modeling the portrait that he shares with his sculpting students during his numerous sculpting classes and seminars taught throughout the US. Visit http://philippefaraut.com/
To create this 12′ tall sheet aluminum sculpture, I first made full size cardboard templates. From these, I was able to cut and bend all the aluminum. Individual pieces were welded and finished, then assembled. You can see some of the supports in the base. Steel rods run through the entire sculpture for added strength. Still have more to do!
I am starting a new sculpture using the model on the left as my design. It is being built at Carolina Bronze Sculpture out of sheet aluminum. It will be going to Raleigh when it is finished. More pictures will becoming soon.
Had a wonderful New Year’s with old friends. Eight of us made sand molds on Wednesday and poured them in aluminum on New Year’s Day. Here is the video of my piece being poured.
Just finished working on a study of John Mitchell, Jr. Hoping to do some more portraits.
Attended the International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans, LA during the week of October 1-5. Had a great time with family and friends. Ate lots of good food and saw lots of art. Here are some pictures from the “Little” Art Show that I participated in. All works had to be less than 8″x8″x8″. Also a great picture of old friends Gene Koss and Barry Bailey during the opening at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.