the alchemy of bronze
The process of casting bronze is an art form in itself, with a history in human civilization stretching back millenia. The so-called ‘lost wax’ technique builds up a ceramic shell around the original wax form through successive layers of sand and binders. This original is later melted out, leaving no trace but a reverse imprint on a hollow ceramic form. Molten metal, heated up to over a thousand degrees, is then poured into this space, cooling into an artwork that will stand the test of centuries.