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.
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.
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.
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.