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Many of the life-size sculptures in A Story Place have been cast in bronze.  Here, the Girl reading to the forest animals is 45 inches tall.

 

All the bronzes are created by first having a 3-D digital scan of the ceramic original. Then comes 3-D printing in lost wax to create mold. This allows me to alter the size of a piece. Next the bronze is foundry-cast with hard sand-etched book-work.  I use chemical patina colors and finish with a hard wax overcoat.

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Bronze Pig won the 2018 Olympia Plinth contest and was in front of Olympia's City Hall for a year. Having won, Olympia purchased Pig to be placed somewhere in the city.

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Bear and Rabbit were also watching over Olympia's waterfront boardwalk. Find the entire ceramic and bronze installations on display at the Capital Mall in Olympia, WA.

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Pig spent an entire year on Olympia's Boardwalk. Children loved hugging him and rubbing his nose. Now, on to a new adventure somewhere in Olympia!

Bear became popular with boardwalk pedestrians. Here, someone left him a flower! Visitors would lovingly rub his nose--it's quite shiny!

Rabbit and bear enjoying the view--and popularity--they found on Olympia's boardwalk.  They were there until June, 2020. 

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