Friday, December 4, 2009

Egyptian statue replica




This is what I love the most about creating custom statues...You never know what they will ask you to sculpt next. My latest project is a replica of the rare Egyptian statuette of Seshat-goddess of wisdom, knowledge and writing. My client provided a photo of the original piece, which is in Louvre, as the only reference. I always loved Egyptian art so this project has been a joy to do
Besides, I still remember a thing or two from my college years of studying history of art. That helped me research missing details. The sculpture is about 11"tall.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Bulldog Bronze Arrived


My little puppy found new home...The statue is mounted on a gorgeous pale gray granite base, which compliments nicely a reddish brown color of the bronze. It takes a real professional to drill granite and properly install a bronze statue.











Take a look at the installation
process...
















Good job, guys! The dedication is scheduled for Wednesday the 25th of November...

Friday, September 11, 2009

English Bulldog Mascot Statue




It seems I keep sculpting dogs.. This one maybe as important as Bosco the Mayor of Sunol . Powerful and serious English Bulldog statue will go in the lobby of Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass. The Bulldog statue will be cast in bronze to withstand all that handling and rubbing for good luck those young students like to do...Some people may say that "this face only mother could love", but I disagree. English Bulldogs have this special charm and wonderful heart...I'm sure this one will bring lots of good luck to kids at LEHS !

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Custom memorial statues on YouTube

My friends Shelley Osterloh and photographer Sam Prigg put together this nice video. I think it shows statues very well.. Thank you, my friends!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEfEAT8pKmo

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New bronze portraits














Well, finally I sorted out through my pictures..Take a look at those kids!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Custom statues installed

I'm finally back in Salt Lake City. The statues installation back in Wisconsin went very well. We were lucky with the weather: the forecast promised snow, (which is not so good when you are trying to unload bronzes) but we got sunshine. The statues are now placed in front of the client's house, near a little pond...The landscaping is not quite finished, but the little girls portrait bronzes already look like they have always been there.
I'll post some images in a couple of days as soon as I sort them out. It's been a very long trip, after all.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New statues are going home..


Another project has been completed and I 'm going to Wisconsin on Monday... I'll be delivering new statues to my client. They are bronze portraits of four adorable children ages from 13 to 2 years old... I'll let you have a sneak peek at one of the statues, I took these pictures at the foundry, the sun was shining and it gave such a nice warm reddish hue to the bronze. For a moment I wished I could have those bronzes to myself. But just like with children, you create you artwork, do your best and....let it go. I'll take a bunch of pictures when we install them on location and share them with you.Sometime next weekend..

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

let me tell you...

First of all, about my blog name..."Sculpture Queen" is a nickname my family gave me. I hope you understand the joke..Being a full-time sculptor keeps you busy dealing with clients, foundries and of course sculpting and designing, sort of like trying to rule your own little world. Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you have to do it again.... We just launched new website http://www.custommemorialstatues.com to show our clients how we create large scale monuments. Large statues have always fascinated me...