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Model to measure from in doing the full-sized enlargementAn architect and a lawyer help Jim build the enlargement using oil clayJim's daughter examinds nearly finsihed enlargment
Helpers make silicone rubber and plaster mother mold over enlargementAfter a wax is made in each silicone mold, it is coated with a yellow ceramic material that becomes the bronze moldSilicone bronze is poured into six separate molds that make up the complete enlargement
Jim deburs and poilishes each cast pieceThe castings are adjusted and fitted for welding togetherAn oxide etches the surface for toned coloration and lacquer seals the surface
Delivery day for installationUsing old techniques to lift 250 pounds into place on the wall"Celebration of the Sacraments" is located in the First Christian Church Gathering Hall, decorating a large wall space with hidden lighting above it

mounted relief sculpture

     

Modeling & Molding
"Celebration of the Sacraments"
—2011

Model to measure from in doing the full-sized enlargement
Step 1Model to measure from in doing the full-sized enlargement