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Dr. Sansum Unveiling

Thanks to all of you that attended the unveiling of the Sansum bust at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum this month. The bronze is now in the clinic lobby on Pueblo Street in Santa Barbara. I have another few pieces that will be on display in Santa Barbara soon. News about that in a few weeks. Here’s a pic from the unveiling. Kurt Ransohoff MD , Bill Burtness, me, George Burtness, Bob Burtness

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Dr. Sansum Bronze Bust Final Steps

The bust of Dr. Sansum I started many months ago is now complete. It’s always an interesting journey, this one filled with some really nice clients, a really talented crew at Artworks Foundry, and a great personal experience. So, thanks to everyone involved. The bust will be installed at the main Sansum Clinic on Pueblo Street sometime in March. Meanwhile, here are some photos of the final patina application and the finished bronze. Giving the final raw metal a good washing, before applying the patina……

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Sculpting Dr. Sansum Update

The bust of Dr. Sansum is now at the foundry, being cast in bronze. Here are some images taken along the way. Here are some photos of the final sculpt:   The foundry is about six hours away. So, I loaded it into my car before sunrise for the long drive.     Once at the foundry, we unloaded it and took it to the mold making room. The clay bust is first covered in a flexible material. Then a plaster jacket is built around…

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