Effinger merges digital technology with ancient artist techniques to produce award winning bronze sculptures. [image]
Paul Ray Effinger (http://effinger.us/sculpture.html) has just won the ‘Best of Show’ award for his bronze sculpture Volnus at the 2013 Texas Art Hop competition, beating 620 other artistic entries from 200 artists.
Although the sculpture sold for
Effinger will also be giving discounts on other pieces of his work to help reach his target amount of
Effinger has always been drawn to figurative art and sculpture. As he grew up he found that he had a talent to produce such work. After changing his career path from mechanical engineer to animation artist, Effinger eventually retired to spend more time working on his figurative sculpting. Because of his engineering background, Effinger finds it easy to produce his sculptures using traditional artist techniques with modern digital technology. He uses an updated version of an ancient technique called lost-wax foundry (http://effinger.us/foundry.html).
· First he uses CAD software to make a detailed design of the object. · He prints the object with hi-resolution 3D printers. · He creates molds and bronze castings from the 3D prints. · He welds and finishes the bronze castings to make the sculpture.
Because of the detail involved with the pieces, the mold has to be split into several pieces which makes the process even harder and increases the chances of errors being made with the sculpture.
Where other artists may choose to design the sculptures but then outsource the foundry process, Effinger prefers to do everything himself and states that to outsource the process would cost twice as much as the costs to perform the foundry himself. However, the foundry process is a complicated one relying on every stage being 100 percent successful. One bronze sculpture can take months to complete.
More information about his Artifice campaign can be found at:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/effinger/to-bronze-artifice-matching -sculpture-to-volnus Press Contact: Paul Effinger
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