THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 6
Elk in raw metal. The individual sections of the mold are painted with wax to about a 1/4 inch thickness. The wax sections are removed from mold and invested with further shell material. They are then placed in a kiln and the wax is melted out through drain holes creating a void. The void is then replaced with molten bronze. After the metal cools, the shell is hammered away and you have a piece of the puzzle. The puzzle is welded together, the welds are chased out, and you have a bronze sculpture.