The mold making process is a long and grueling part of the lost wax method of bronze casting. This part is usually done by the foundry. I enjoy having a bit more time to look at the pieces and see what more work I can do on them when I create the molds. Because of the time crunch on this project and my desire to tweak just a bit more we are making the molds in my studio. Now be careful, if you don’t leave the studio with some rubber attached to your clothing you will leave with plaster dust. I have until January 28th to get these molds done and out of the studio as I need to clean up the space for my daughter’s baby shower on the 2nd. Oh Lord, give me strength.
Bridgette Mongeon created this sculpture for Dallas Baptist University. If you would like to read the entire process on the artists project blog for this project visit http://prayingmansculpture.blogspot.com/ .