PART-3 PATINA PROCESS - MARBLE BASE - COMPLETION
THE ART OF CREATING FINE BRONZES
The process is thousands of years old. Edward Colarik's fine art bronzes are produced with his personal involvement in the actual work to insure the highest quality.
The last step which is often not noticed is the creation of the marble base. The base was designed to enable the piece to be displayed without taking up a lot of space. The first stage requires special machinery to cut the marble. Several pieces had to be cut due to the black trim around the white face. The base was polished extensively to give it a smooth surface. The top of the base was recessed. A circler base was attached to the bronze figure with an extended marble piece that allowed it to fit securely into the recess of the base's top. The figure was then placed on to the base slotting it into the recess.. The total weight of the piece is almost 800 pounds. Because of its weight and bulk, it took 5 men to lift the bronze figure onto the marble base.
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