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 patina process has in recent years developed into its own art form. The colors achieved in the above were done by using pigments mixed with chemicals. The metal is heated to open the pours. A chemical is then applied; the chemical is then partly washed off. The figure is re-heated and the pigment is applied. The pigment is burned into the metal. This requires very careful handing of the figure. Another chemical is applied over the pigment and burned in.  When is process is completed a coat of hot wax is put on to protect it.  If the figure is to be used outdoors then a different special protective coating is used.

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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