The York businessman and philanthropist passed away in June 2016. He was 92 years old. The sculpture portrays him with his surviving wife who commissioned Loranne for the piece.
To learn more you can read about Louis here www.legacy.com
The three pieces ranging from 7.5 to 8 feet will be installed on the pier in Piermont, NY in August. We look forward to working together in the future and are excited to see the sculpture in it’s environment. For more of Elaine Lorenz’s work visit her website www.elainelorenz.com
So many amazing pieces have come through Laran this Spring! We hope you’re production is as fruitful as ours! Thanks again to all of our clients, here are just a few. May you continue to make the world a better place through your talents!
Pictured: Vinnie Bagwell, Bart Walters, Jeff Hall, and Steven Kilpatrick.
Late 2018 was a special time for us at Laran Bronze. We were chosen as the trusted foundry by the U.S. government to go to Korea where one of three bells were located prior to their return.
There are three church bells that were taken by the United States Army from the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Philippines, as war trophies following the Balangiga massacre in 1901 during the Philippine–American War. One church bell was in South Korea, while two others were on a former base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
For more information about this step toward mending international relations and trying to push toward a peaceful future by checking out the website: https://www.usphsociety.org/.
National Sculpture Society announced their 2018 Fellows and one is a dear friend and client
Christian Stavrakis, Our new client and foundry friend is getting a lot of attention lately. You may have heard of George Romero, a family friend of Stavrakis, is considered by many to be one of the most cherished contributors to the horror film genre. He is also known as a humanitarian and social commentator ahead of his time.
The bust is on display in the Monroeville Mall, Pittsburgh, PA, where the critically acclaimed "Dawn of the Dead" was filmed and served as the iconic setting for much of the 1978 film.
"Zombies", have become a staple in today's pop culture. The credit for conceiving the metaphor of "the dead consuming the living" goes to Romero.
Vinnie traveled to the foundry from Yonkers today to work on the wax of her life size Marvin Gaye sculpture.
The finished bronze will be dedicated at the Marvin Gaye Community Center in Washington DC later this Spring.
The sculpture will be installed in St. Martin Prep School in Waukegan, IL.