Victoria

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Client: McNay Art Museum

Location: San Antonio, TN, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $186,250

Project Team

Artist

Philip Grausman

Art Consultant

Crosby Coughlin

Crosby Coughlin Fine Art

Client

McNay Art Museum

Industry Resource

Ben Fichtner

Providence Engineering

Industry Resource

ART Research Enterprises

Overview

14' Stainless Steel casting from artist supplied Fiberglass Mold with a 220 grit and hand pad finish

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

ART Research cradled the sculpture for shipping to Texas.