Bronze casting

Modern bronze casting comes as a result of a co-operation between specialized craftsmen and the sculptor: a fairly technological process, distancing itself from the artist’s direct creativity who- once the clay is shaped and the wax is touched up - hands his work to the caster, only to intervene on it again during the patination and graining phase. It is vital that at this final stage the bronze work is refined by the artist, because it is the only way to retain that expressive force and intensity that inevitably is lost during the passage from clay to metal.The artist must thus “feel” his bronze work, it cannot simply be a copy of a clay work, but it must be imagined with its own character since its conception.

I do not prefer bronze casting over terracotta. I am less inclined to it. I feel it a bit colder, a bit harder; less close to my expressive needs even though I consider it more eternal, less fragile, more monumental. When realizing a bronze work, I have always tried to give it a unique character in order to never leave it to the ambiguity of a mass-produced work.