by Charles Strain
After much experimenting with different art forms, I found my passion. I determined that bronze was the medium for me. If you know me, you would know that my hands are large, sometimes clumsy and lumbering. However, with clay work, my hands are agile and quick, feeling the forms in my mind. With clay you also have to be careful. The pieces would break easy if bumped or dropped. I wanted to make pieces that would last, that could be passed down from generation to generation. Bronze is durable and withstands time. The Lost Wax Casting process is long and arduous, but at the end the beauty in my thoughts becomes reality. I want people to feel. Emotions. Happiness, love, sadness, excitement, beauty, peace. If the sculptures evoke feelings, I have done my job. The red sculpture shown is from a new series I have been working on made with steel.