Hmm…about those hummers….

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photo-63I have been so excited about my new collaborative effort with bronze and glass, in the form of hummingbirds in the garden. It’s such a cool way for me to add my signature color to a bronze sculpture in a new way; the sparkle of the glass denotes the raindrops on flowers, an early dew-y morning among blooms, and the polished bronze  of the hummingbirds reflects the glass as well.Of course the bronze doesn’t start out that way…here’s some images of the sculpture process…

our daily visitors at our feeder

our daily visitors at our feeder

the bronze base is patinaed first, then polished gently

the bronze base is patinaed first, then polished gently

the hummingbird is high polished bronze that is dipped in a patina solution and rinsed

the hummingbird is high polished bronze that is dipped in a patina solution and rinsed

 

the flowers are set and permanently attatched to the bronze base

the flowers are set and permanently attatched to the bronze base

they need to be still for a while to make sure everything is properly attatched

they need to be still for a while to make sure everything is properly attatched

2 Comments

  1. Kathy

    Are these for sale anywhere online? I couldn’t find them on your website. The are absolutely gorgeous. Saw them in August Southwest Art and fell in love!

    1. Meikle fineart (Post author)

      We have the sculptures on the website, the page is http://www.meiklefineart.com/artist.php?aid=1&cat=6#gal

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