Making of "Rebirth"

 "Rebirth". Bronze. 10" diameter, 42 lbs, completed in April 2017

"Rebirth". Bronze. 10" diameter, 42 lbs, completed in April 2017

 It all started from this older piece...

It all started from this older piece...

 I discarded a few ideas such as this one....

I discarded a few ideas such as this one....

 ... before finally coming up with this one

... before finally coming up with this one

 Finished clay work

Finished clay work

 Cutting the clay into two pieces in order to make the mold

Cutting the clay into two pieces in order to make the mold

 The mold is complete. Four rubber parts and four mother mold parts. The mother mold is holding the rubber mold in place, and is made of hydrocal, which is a kind of plaster.

The mold is complete. Four rubber parts and four mother mold parts. The mother mold is holding the rubber mold in place, and is made of hydrocal, which is a kind of plaster.

 Brushing the wax in the rubber mold...

Brushing the wax in the rubber mold...