Finished the bronze chasing

I got back to finishing the bronze chasing on the shovel pelvis after a long hiatus. #brooklynart #nycart #mixedmediasculpture #bronze

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Butchered

Now I have to chase and weld it all back together  

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A bit of change...

I have to butcher the bronze now since I made decisions after I already molded them for casting. #brooklynart #bronze #nycart #wip

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Bones

Some wax leg bones laying around to go with the feet. Working on the the two shovel heads for the pelvis next and then it will all be cast in bronze #wip #bronze #mixedmediaart #brooklynart #nycart #bones

 

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When you kill yourself

 “Spinal”. When you kill yourself figuratively, you’re able to be reborn again in this life. #spinal #bronze #castbronze #brooklynart #nycart #nyart #nycsculpture #mixedmediaart #deaddean #deadhead #selfie #selfportrait #deanhamerlystudio #buried #dugup

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Sneak peak

Sneak peak before I wax the bronze and bolt this to the wall. #spinal #bronze #mixedmediaart #deaddean #wip #brooklynart #nycart #deanhamerlystudio #wallpiece #nycsculpture #trophyhead #selfie #selfportrait #deadhead #dugup

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Final bit of fur.

After making thousands of strands of fur, the back of Spinal is near completion. It took much more effort and fur than I previous thought but I’m happy with the result. Now I’m almost ready to bolt in the bronze head. 

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Still making fur

Well...I have to make another big pile of black and then it’s on to the red. I have to bolt my dead head in so that I can correctly position the red to outline my head.#spinal #bronze #castbronze #brooklynart #nycart #mixedmediaart #wallpiece #trophyhead #deadhead #deaddean

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This may take a while

When I set out to make and cover this back board with fluffy fur, I didn’t realize the amount of time and effort I was getting myself into. I flocked the board, drilled hundreds of holes, made each individual fur strand, and plugged them into each hole. Lots to do #spinal #bronze #mixedmediaart #brooklynart #nycart #wallpiece #deaddean #trophyhead

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Before the fluff

I had to mount the head to the back board to make sure everything bolts together correctly before I flock the board and begin adding the fluff. 

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It’s not all bronze.

I’m starting to make the fluff for my self portrait “Spinal”. It’s going to take a while. 

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Spinal may get some fluff.

Now that the patina is where I would like it to be after several long burials through 3 seasons, I’m starting to work out the last steps with mixed materials. 

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Metal and fuzzy

I’m sketching out some initial ideas for a new mixed media, cast bronze piece that has been floating around in my head. I see it hanging on the wall. #wip #castbronze #bronze #mixedmedia #brooklynart #nyart #mixedmediaart #deanhamerlystudio #skeletal #remains #shovel #shovelhead #bareminimum

I’m sketching out some initial ideas for a new mixed media, cast bronze piece that has been floating around in my head. I see it hanging on the wall. #wip #castbronze #bronze #mixedmedia #brooklynart #nyart #mixedmediaart #deanhamerlystudio #skeletal #remains #shovel #shovelhead #bareminimum

I will stay buried for now.

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After searching a bit, I found myself again.I think I’ll leave the piece in the ground for another 2-3 weeks. Nothing stays buried forever.#bronze #castbronze #selfportrait #brooklynart #bushwickart #spinal #newyorkart #newyorksculpture #nyart #newyorkartist #selfie #dead #deadhead #deaddean #everythinggetsburied #deanhamerlystudio #digyourownhole #4thburial #transformation #rebirth #getmeoffthisplanet

After burying 5 works in the ground, some results are in.

The cast bronze figs for my piece “Basin” which go in the bucket with the fish now look like gem turquoise after being buried in the ground for months and stored in a damp basement. I just waxed them. I hope the rest of the piece changes beautifully. #castbronze #bronze #brooklynart #bushwickart #figs #gems #gemturquoise #waterdroplets #basin #newyorkart #cantmakethatpatina #buryit #deanhamerlystudio

The cast bronze figs for my piece “Basin” which go in the bucket with the fish now look like gem turquoise after being buried in the ground for months and stored in a damp basement. I just waxed them. I hope the rest of the piece changes beautifully. #castbronze #bronze #brooklynart #bushwickart #figs #gems #gemturquoise #waterdroplets #basin #newyorkart #cantmakethatpatina #buryit #deanhamerlystudio

Basin’s bottom section

The bottom section of “Basin” ready for burial. #bronze #wip #brookynart #bushwickart #somanyburials #basin #rug #castbronze

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