Friday, November 16, 2012

Danielle Langford's Bronze Figurative Sculptures On Display During Candlelight Season 2012: Opening, Friday, November 16th, 2012

Visiting The Studio Of Danielle Langford, Farmington Valley Arts Center 

Sometimes the shades are down in the studio windows of  Farmington Valley Arts Center sculptor  Danielle Langford.  That is the signal to others, that Danielle is in the middle of a class and a live model is posing for the sculptors who are busy at work modeling the clay into figurative forms which will eventually come alive in new form.

Bronze Sculpting Is An Arduous Process

The process of making bronze figurative sculptures is an arduous task with many steps along the way to create a life like  sculpture which conveys emotion,  subtle movement , expression and anatomic realism.  The sculptor needs to select the right clay, one that will allow the artist to work and re-work the clay.

Building A Skeletal Armature

Next, the clay is formed, often with the help of armatures such as wire or pipes or other materials which provide a skeleton for the figure to help support the weight of the clay.

Capturing Emotion And Expression In Clay

The clay is formed around the armature and the artistic process begins, capturing the pose and expression desired. Next a latex mold of the original clay sculpture is made, a wax replica is poured  followed by casting in bronze.

Hours and hours go into the craft of sculpting bronze figures. Danielle Langford has mastered this art of bronze sculpting and has exhibited her work nationally as well as in Ireland.

 Sculpture That Is Honest And Evocative

Daniele  speaks about her work: "I begin modeling clay with a pose or image in mind. Then I have models to help be perfect realism and add their live input to the process which"  results in a collaborative final product that is honest and evocative".

You can visit Danielle Langford in her studio during the opening  of The Candlelight Season, November 16th, 2012 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. and  Saturday, November 17th, 2012 during the day . See poster below for schedules and events during the holiday season.


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