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Michael Alfano, Sculpture

Booth 604

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About the Artist

I work in a very traditional way, most often with hand-made tools and oil-based clay. Starting with a philosophical concept of what I would like to create, I make several drawings on paper to be translated into a clay maquette, a small-scale model of my idea. Many of these concept pieces remain in the maquette scale while others get enlarged into monumental sizes. Once I have a solid understanding of the proposed sculpture’s form, I build a wood, metal, and styrofoam armature to support the clay and to block out the large masses. Over a period of weeks and months, I create the sculpture, continually refining the image until I am happy with both the aesthetic look and the meaning the piece conveys. Once the clay sculpture is complete, a mold is made and it is cast either in a resin material or by using the lost wax bronze casting method. Once the bronze is cast, it needs to be welded, sandblasted, chased, patinated, waxed, polished and mounted on a base before it is complete. Lives and works in Hopkinton, MA.

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Selected Works

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We Two Together
Bronze
13" x 12" x 10"
2016

Soul Secrets
Faux Bronze Resin
10" x 12" x 9"

The Unraveling
Faux Bronze Resin
26" x 16" x 7"
2017

 

We Two Together
Bronze
13" x 12" x 10"
2016

Soul Secrets
Faux Bronze Resin
10" x 12" x 9"

The Unraveling
Faux Bronze Resin
26" x 16" x 7"
2017

 

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