Louisiana at Work and Play: Bronze Reproduction of Enrique Alferez Sculpture

Submitted by Brad Michael Bourgoyne

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Client: LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Artist

Enrique Alferez

Artist

Brad Michael Bourgoyne

Industry Resource

American Bronze, Sanford, FL

American Bronze, Sanford, FL

Overview

This project consisted of creating a bronze reproduction of Enrique Alferez's aluminum sculpture titled “Louisiana at Work and Play” located on the facade of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, that was installed in the new LSU Medical Education and Innovation Building in Baton Rouge,LA. This entailed 3D-scanning the original on-site (30 feet up), CNC carving in foam and modeling in clay a 63% scale pattern, molding, and casting it in bronze using the lost wax method. The bronze was then installed on a 20' steel and aluminum framework in the lobby of the new building.