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                 The waxes are assembled to assure perfect alignments before being cut apart to facilitate casting in bronze.

         Now with the clay speaking its message                Sumo Bronze Art Foundry in San Gabriel,
         clearly, the time comes to replicate it in            CA prepares the waxes (see below) by
         bronze. Only fifteen are to be cast.  The             encasing them in a refractory coating that
         balance and tensions of the internal lines            will remain after the wax inside is burnt

         of this sculpture are so exact that each              away, allowing the void inside to be filled
         stage of the complicated casting procedure            with molten bronze, hence the name,
         must be handled with great care and skill             the “lost wax” casting method.
         so as to preserve the gains painstakingly
         wrought in the clay. All the subsequent
         processes, beginning with creating the
         mold from the original clay, and through

         the casting of a perfect wax replica for
         each bronze-to-be, to encasing the waxes
         in a refractory shell, the pouring of molten
         bronze, to the finishing and applying of the
         patina, require expert handling and a first-

         class art bronze art.
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