First cast of Celtic Fantasy finished with gold over Antique Copper over Sequin Black and Christmas Green.
Having taken nearly a week to complete, this piece is a rather ambitious 8 x 8.
Below it's shown in development in fourteen steps.
This is the initial ink drawing on plaster.
end of day 1 for this carving
The design comes from a traditional pattern often involving three animals, be they dogs, eels, or lions.
This example has been cast from a mold I made of my original plaster carving. I used a combination of mineral oxide pigments added to C-144 masonry sand and blends of white and gray portland cements, and then hand cast the piece in my home studio. Once cured, I processed this sculpture with rose and black dye in the outer circle and black and green dye in the center, then gave it metallic silver highlights in the center and gold highlights in the outer ring.