How our sculptures are made
Jeanne Dana produces an outdoor safe museum quality casting that will last for 100's of years.
Here's a detailed technical technical description:
First we sculpt our design out in clay, then make a rubber mold. The design is cast in hi- tech gypsum cement, FGR95 with latex fortifiers, resin and hardeners. We mostly use a ʻlay upʼ technique with a modified gel coat and reinforcement layers with alkaline resistant (AR) glass fiber, and occasionally sisal (hemp) or burlap.
After de-molding, the casting is shaped with angle grinders, files and sand paper. The piece contains
pigments and is sprayed with metal coatings (cold bronze). The casting is then colored with a combination of gold leaf, acid dyes, patinas, oxides, hand made concrete stains
then rusted and further aged with acid washes. Two separate water based, water
proof UV coatings (modified acrylic polymers) are applied to add further protection to
the art piece.
Our goal is to produce a museum quality casting that will last for 500 years or longer.
The designs are intended to reach a large audience (wide appeal) and are made available at every price point.
Our styling is best described as decorative, early/ancient European
on contemporary themes with 21st century materials. Every piece is signed and dated.
Designs are intended to reach a large audience (wide appeal)...
some are limited edition (numbered/registered).