Location: Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana and Perdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana
We were commissioned to sculpt, mold, and cast in bronze three life-size fleshed out Mastodon specimens for the Indiana State Museum and Purdue University in Fort Wayne. We worked with paleontologists from the museum and university to ensure anatomical accuracy of the model. We began the project by sculpting 1/10 scale maquettes. The maquettes were used as a guide to construct the full-size model. The full size models were made from Styrofoam and oil based clay. Once they were complete, they were then molded in silicone rubber and fibreglass. These molds were used to produce wax casts and sand molds for bronze casting. The bronze casting, assembly, finishing, chasing and patinating were all completed in our own production facility.