oh boy: now i am completely confused! nothing wrong with your explanation, maggie, i'm just too tired to take my brain thru all those stages of casting in bronze! <P>a few questions:<P>1. i assume it breaks your heart every time to take the risk of covering up your beautifully worked CLAY sculpture - which is about to be destroyed?<P>2. you mean, don't you, that you made a CLAY sculpture of that lady in "To the Light", as part of the process, and that the clay sculpture was destroyed in the process?<P>3. you wrote about the need for "a re-waxing out of the sun" - how do they do this with sculptures in a park - like life-sized ones (and bigger)?...come to think of it, maybe getting 'out of the sun' is only a problem in australia!
<P>4. so i guess all these stages, and the work involved in each, helps to explain the high prices. does it also mean that true lost wax bronzes are 'one-offs' or can multiple copies be made?<P>5. finally, you mention the artisans at the foundry: what do THEY actually do in the process? <P>gosh i'm missing those photos: that first sculpture thread was MUCH easier on the brain!