The finished 14 ft. clay enlargement
The "Bronzesmith Collection" is a special collection of limited edition bronze sculpture for sale that have been created by many of our artists, both past and present. Many of these are the foundry proofs of sold out editions. Others are the proofs owned by Bronzesmith that are also for sale. Foundry proofs are special as they are the piece used as the reference for an edition, insuring the quality and consistency of each edition. For more information about these bronze statues, please give us a call or send an email. We ship anywhere!
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Here is the original bronze sculpture of "Cowboy in a Storm" by Cowboy Artist of America, George Phippen. We have the honor of casting this 14 ft. tall bronze monument that is being produced through the generous collaboration between the Phippen Museum, The Prescott Area Art Trust, Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery, artist Deb Gessner, the City of Prescott, and private donations from Jim Chamberlain and the Harold James Family Trust.
Scheduled for placement in a new roundabout on Hwy. 89, this impressive bronze sculpture will eventually welcome locals and visitors alike as they enter Granite Dells from the North and serve as a lasting tribute to the artist for whom the museum is named after.
Taking you through the enlargement process, the image is scaled up and cut out in Styrofoam, then coated in wax and finally clay. The piece is then carefully sculpted by artist Deb Gessner.
The enlargement will be molded next week so stay tuned for weekly updates as we take you through, step by step, the lost wax bronze casting process.
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The work in progress.
Partners and brothers Ed and Billy Reilly
have finished the production and installation of this phenomenal sculpture.
The 14 ft. foam enlargement
Putting the styrofaom enlargement together
Cindy Barks from The Daily Courier has done a wonderful featured article on this project.
Larry Yazzie's "Journey Through Life Together"
The 14 ft. enlargement of George Phippen’s “Cowboy in a Storm” is in its permanent location in front of the Phippen Western Art Museum. As the Northern entrance to Prescott on Hwy 89 you will see this spectacular sculpture in the new round about.
Casting this sculpture has been an honor for us at Bronzesmith and truly a part of Arizona’s art history.
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"Cowboy in a Storm"
KNIGHT OF THE BLUE WING
Ed Reilly and Sculptor Deb Gessner as guests on the Sandy Moss Show, discussing this monumental project.
Sculptor Deb Gessner working on the enlargement.