Chris Budden Artist/Sculptor
Chris BuddenArtist/Sculptor

My goal is to create fine art that engages the imagination and emotions of the observer.

 

The sculpture is primarily bronze, though a few pieces are stone and wood.

 

The bronze pieces are created using the “Lost Wax” process.

  • The original piece is created in clay and modeling wax, then a mold is created over the piece.
  • The original art is removed from the mold and recycled.
  • Hot wax is poured into the mold.
  • When cooled, the wax replica of the original work is removed from the mold and "chased," making minor adjustments to the wax to ensure it looks like the original piece.
  • The wax piece is then taken to a foundry, depending upon the design of the piece the wax may be cut into castable sizes, and a shell is made around the piece(s).
  • The wax is melted out of the shell, “Lost Wax.”
  • Molten metal is then poured into the shell.
  • After cooling, the shell is broken off of the metal to reveal a bronze sculpture.
  • The metal is then "chased" to reassemble any parts that were cast separately and flaws in the metal are repaired to ensure the final piece looks like the original artwork.
  • The "chased" piece is then heated and chemicals are used in a patina process to color the piece to ensure the original concept of the piece is realized.  

 

Would you like to know more my work and background? Use this website to get additional information, I look forward to hearing from you.

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