Client: McNay Art Museum
Location: San Antonio, TN, United States
Completion date: 2008
Artwork budget: $186,250
Crosby Coughlin Fine Art
McNay Art Museum
ART Research Enterprises
14' Stainless Steel casting from artist supplied Fiberglass Mold with a 220 grit and hand pad finish
The artist was commissioned by Crosby Coughlin Fine Art to produce this monumental sculpture for the McNay Art Museum grounds because of the focus on the essential elements of the Women's Face that the artist is known for. The artist collaborated with ART Research to make sure his vision and forms were done correctly.
The artist supplied ART Research with a fiberglass mold. A wax was pulled and a wooden interior structure was produced to support the wax. The entire 14' wax bust was assembled and approved by the artist before cutting for the casting process. This was done to ensure form details. After casting the sections in 316L SS, ART welded the sections together and chased the surface to a 220 grit finish with hand pad. The sculpture was then approved by artist again and final pacification and cleaning was performed. The sculpture was then waxed and buffed.
ART Research cradled the sculpture for shipping to Texas.