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.
Earlier this year the 8ft. Bronze memorial by James Earl Reid was vandalized and the two reliefs on the pedestal base were damaged.
"God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit" based on songs by Holiday.
Sculptor and foundry friend James Earl Reid stopped by to inspect the waxes before investment for casting.
Artist and foundry friend Wolfgang Finger is the subject of this amazing video by musician and videographer Adams Eberwein. Check out more at Wolfgang's website: www.naturesart-wolfgang.com
Washington D.C. Artist and figurative sculptor Steven Weitzman of Weitzman Studio came by today to inspect and work on his 8 ft. wax.
The sculpture of the former controversial D.C. mayor will reside outside the John A. Wilson building at 1330 Pennsylvania Avenue. The dedication is scheduled for March.
In Washington DC.
Artist Jennifer Frudakis-Petry came to the foundry today to inspect the wax of her seven foot sculpture.
Emlen Tunnell, (March 29, 1925 - July 22, 1975) was the first African American to play for the New York Giants, served during WWII, and also played for the Green Bay Packers.
Jennifer arrived with committee members and a photographer.
The finished statue will be unveiled early next year in Radnor, PA were Tunnell was from