Handmade Sculptured Artwork Available in the USA
Sculptured Patina: Sculpting from resin, putty, epoxy, and fiberglass. An art piece takes a great deal of time due to multiple variables. Variables such as: drying time, desired texture (smooth or rough) and shape. Often I will add 3D sculptures to my art, which requires engineering the pieces together.
Once sculpting and carving are complete I apply up to eight layers of liquid metal that are mixed with a hardener and catalyst. I could wait 5 to 100 years to let a patina naturally occur or bury my piece in the ground but with magical chemicals I can create a controlled patina. I can also stop the patina once I have achieved the desired effect. This process alone can take as little as a few hours or as much as a few days or even weeks to achieve. It is a wonderful process because as much as I can control the amount of patina added to any given piece, it still has a life of its own, thus making each piece unique. It is magical!
I smooth my pieces with a steel wool and use a polishing tool with a felt tip. Once that is complete, I will polish my art with a metal specific wax that has a built in hardener and UV inhibitors; this step gives the art luminosity. In some cases, specifically with a rusting art piece, I will skip the wax altogether to keep the rust-look authentic.