The sculptures in our shop are whimsical, bright, and well, literal. A frog is a frog, a pumpkin is a pumpkin (albeit on a larger scale- but you know what it is that you are looking at). So when we were approached to make an abstract piece we jumped at the opportunity. Back in the day when Casey and I started our sculptural journey in college, Casey started a series of pieces based on the human form. He made a few wax figures, some larger steel pieces, and a wood carving.
So when this new request came to us, Casey pulled out the wax and began to sculpt. The customer had given the basic idea of a tree. Casey added human forms, almost like two people embracing, to that idea.The piece began to evolve and looked remarkably like the works from his earlier college series. He knew he still had unfinished business with this work and decided to complete the idea now that he had the tools and skill he hadn’t had access to those many years ago.
This week the sculpture begins it’s journey through the shop. From the 3 inch tall wax model, Casey used our 3-D scanner to import the model into our CAD software. He then designed the buck or skeleton to scale (about 8ft tall). Once the skeleton is complete, it will receive an aluminum skin.
This request shows our strength as a truly custom metal shop. We encourage customers to look to us when they can’t find exactly what they need because we will make it happen.