Bronze & Cold Cast Bronze
Originally sculpted in clay, the merman fountain figure is cast in “cold bronze” fiberglass reinforcement at nearly life-size. It resides in a private garden in Manhattan. Although this medium yields a more permanent result than sand or snow, the chemistry and materials to produce the molds and end product are toxic, and expensive. This partly explains my interest in more earth-friendly materials. I sometimes add the dimension of time to my more permanent sculptures by creating movable parts so that owner can change the arrangement of the elements to change the mood or meaning. In the “seal playground” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the figures interact with water which helps to animate the mood and add variety to the environment. The turtles and crabs are solid bronze, cast in the traditional lost wax process. The bronze tri-corner hat on the granite bench is on the Princeton University campus.