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Second Star to the Right Installed

Second Star to the Right Installed

We made a trip last week to Hemet California and installed “Second Star to the Right”. The bronze was installed front and center of the strip-mall. The location and landscaping was beautiful. The weather turned from light rain to a heavy rain and hail as we started the installation. It was making for a hard installation but then Mother Nature turned kinder as the installation went on and we ended up with only a small drizzle of rain at the end. We appreciated the drizzle not only for the installation but also to get the photos.

Click on this last image for a larger view.

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Life-size “Second Star to the Right”

The months of work are finally over! Last week I completed the clay for the monument “Second Star to the Right”. I am happy with how it turned out. Its off to the molding department getting its first coats of rubber.

I hope we all can relate to this piece, I know I can. I grew up hearing many stories related to me by my Grandparents. Their experiences and examples will always be part of who I am. I hope I can leave a positive influence on my own children (and someday grandchildren). There is nothing greater that we will leave on this earth than our influence on others. I hope this sculpture will always be a symbol of that precious opportunity.

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Second Star on the Right Clay

Second Star on the Right Clay


This is a photo of the just completed sculpture “Second Star on the Right”. This is the small scale model for the life-size sculpture to be completed soon.

The small model is currently being molded in the foundry. Once the mold is finished we will cast a wax replica and ship a copy to a sculpture enlargement company. They will digitally scan the wax and enlarge it to over six feet tall. The sculpture will be milled in foam and shipped back to us in Alpine. Once I have the foam I will spend a day or two carving additional detail into the foam. Next, I will cover the foam in clay and continue to sculpt the piece. the foam gives you a great jump start into the life-size piece. It saves a lot of time and clay.

I will post more photos of the project as it moves along.

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Loveland Sculpture Show

I am heading out this week to the United States largest outdoor sculpture show in Loveland Colorado. Over 500 sculptors converge on the tiny town of Loveland for a sculpture show like no other.  There are two shows held simultaneously,  one is held at the Benson Park Sculpture Garden and another is held at the Loveland High School grounds across the street. Find out more info here and here.

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Mark Twain Bronze

Mark Twain Bronze

The Mark twain bust was finished today in the foundry. I think it turned out well. He will on his way to the client in Arizona soon. Let me know what you think.

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Mark Twain Clay

Mark Twain Clay

I just finished the Mark Twain bust in clay.  It is in the mold making department receiving its first coats of silicon rubber.  The photo was taken a few days ago when the clay was about 75 % completed. I will be sure to post a completed bronze photo in the next few weeks.

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