Searching after Bronze animal sculptures anniversary gifts? Bronze sculptures are perfect for a special gift occasion or if you want to infuse some art in to your home. Bronze is the most popular metal for cast sculptures due to its strength, lack of brittleness, and expanding/shrinking properties throughout the casting process. Bronze alloys also allow for very detailed sculpting and a vibrant and colorful color and finish. And then there’s durability: It’s been said that bronze sculpture will be the longest-lasting of all human creations. I find that humbling.
I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who, like me, struggle to find anniversary gifts that are unique yet meaningful to your lasting love and relationship. Traditionally, the 8th wedding anniversary is commemorated by gifts of bronze or pottery. Who knew? The 8th may not get as much attention as 10, 20, or 50, but if you keep reading, you’ll see why maybe it should… Bronze and pottery both have very sweet, traditional symbolism. Bronze sculptures are made with great care and craftsmanship, focusing on precise details resulting in a strength meant to last many lifetimes. Details are kind of important to a long-lasting relationship, don’t you think? Additionally, the finishing touches and patina are critical to protect the bronze and prevent the colors from changing over time. Translation — Your love must be tended to and protected over time, or like anything else, it will fade. Pottery also shares an obvious symbolism in the shaping and molding of a work of art that is meant to last. The modern 8th anniversary gift choice is linens. Borrrring! Even if I didn’t create bronze sculptures, I would still prefer the traditional and unique gift of bronze. Without further ado, here are some of my sculptures that were created with the bronze anniversary gift in mind! Find additional details at Bronze anniversary gifts.
Tip for getting bronze art valued: Have realistic expectations. Last, be realistic about your expectations. There are some bronze sculptures that are frequently replicated, and they can be found all over the place such as pieces by Remington, Rodin, and Renoir. If you’re looking at one of these pieces, the chances of it being worth anything substantial are slim to none. However, with less replicated pieces, they have the potential to be original casts or recasts, and the value for these can vary.
Bronze statues cleaning: Once you get your sculpture washed, rinse the rag out and run clean water over your sculpture. Give it one last wipe down and let the sculpture dry. It is really important to let the piece dry completely because the next stage is waxing. Waxing with water still on the surface can trap the moisture, which is not good.
In addition to my bronzes that are limited or open editions, I do have several designs that are totally unique and have allowed me to experiment with different materials. My Column series combines different mediums such as oil painting and copper mesh, and my On the Rocks stemmed from my love of petrified wood and hornfels as a platform on which to show my smaller bronzes. I have also created several ceramic environments for a number of my lovable desk buddies. Be sure to check back often as the selections change often and pieces are adopted quickly. Source: Fine Art Bronze Sculptures.
About Laurel Peterson Gregory : Artist Statement: My art has always represented my vision and spirit. And if my current bronze sculpture series is any indication, that spirit is a tad whimsical. Life is often way too serious. I want my sculptures to lift the viewer and take them to a better place for a timeless moment. As an artist, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone smile and laugh with my work.