2013 Studio Visit: Marshall Svendsen [Bronze Pour: Recasting of a 1938 sculpture “Fountain Group”]

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Continuing with studio visits of Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago..

March 25, 2013: Studio Visit of sculptor Marshall Svendsen,
to see the recasting of a 1938 sculpture “Fountain Group”.

Original – by Harrison Gibbs in 1938

Recast after 75 years, in 2013 by Marshall Svendsen.

In the Bronze Pour, Marshall is being helped by  Kelly Ludeking and Eric W. Stephenson.

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Bronze Pour – Molten bronze [2100 degree F] – poured from crucible to hollow ceramic shells [1100 degree F]. / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

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When I was at “Equinox Iron Pour [2013]”,  I noticed a sculpture model in the corner  that really piqued my interest.  It was in Marshall Svendsen’s studio, so I asked him about it.  What I learned was absolutely fascinating!!!   It was a model of 1938 sculpture “Fountain Group” by Harrison Gibbs, which was being recast by Marshall Svendsen for Peoria Riverfront Museum.  When I asked when was the casting? He replied, Monday, March 25!  I was free that day. So I went to see the bronze recasting of a 1942 sculpture.  And here are some images from the day.

 


 

PHOTO &  VIDEO GALLERY

Bronze Pour : Recasting of a 1938 sculpture “Fountain Group”
Original – by Harrison Gibbs in 1938
Recast – by Marshall Svendsen in 2013
In the Bronze Pour, we see Marshall Svendsen working with Kelly Ludeking and Eric W. Stephenson.
Studio: True Form Production
The bronze sculpture [which is a fountain] will be installed at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Post Script: Below is an image of finished sculpture installed at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

 

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Fountain Group - by Harrison Gibbs [1938]/ Recast 2013.

Fountain Group – by Harrison Gibbs [1938]/ Recast 2013 / Peoria Riverfront Museum / Image Courtesy Marshall Svendsen.

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A longer version of the video: 9 minutes 30 seconds long..
I don’t want to make is shorter, and so it remains a long documentary video.

 


 

Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Bronze Ingots / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Furnace with bronze ingots. The melting temperature of bronze is usually around 2100 degrees F.

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Hollow ceramic Shells being heated in kiln – will be heated upto 1100 degrees F. / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Hollow ceramic shells being arranged in the kiln. The kiln will then be heated upto 1100 degrees F.

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

The crucible with molten bronze [2100 degree F] / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Crucible with molten bronze / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Ready to pour molten bronze from crucible in ceramic shells / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Bronze Pour – Molten bronze [2100 degree F ] bring poured from the crucible to the hollow ceramic shells [1100 degree F] / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Bronze Pour – Molten bronze from crucible to ceramic shells / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Cooling ceramic shells / Recasting a 1938 sculpture

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

When this shell is broken, the bronze face will appear. You can see the spout from which bronze was poured / Recasting a 1938 sculpture..

 

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Recasting a 1938 sculpture

Recasting a 1938 sculpture
When this shell is broken, the bronze face will appear!

 

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