Monday, June 13, 2011

Commission Work

Just what is a commission piece? For instance, you have a favorite animal, pet or subject that you want done a particular way. On a commissioned piece of art you have control of everything that appears on that piece from creating the clay, the position (a running horse), (a pair of fighting elk) or a nativity scene that I am currently working.

Your input is very meaningful to the artist in that it is your idea completely from start to finish and you not only get to view its every development but also to change anything if you are not completely satisfied.

You pick out the subject, size, the position or stance and watch it develop onto the armature one step at a time (even if you are long distance I share pictures either sent through the mail or sent via email).

Some commission ideas in the past have been representations of an industry, desktop art showing a sculpture for your personal office, for instance I have done several for the beef industry and lamb industry. You have a favorite horse that you want to remember  as a colt and all you have are pictures but you want something more tangible. College mascots are a favorite item for a desktop. Want a favorite memory of a last hunt with a favorite pointer or a brand new puppy.  These are just a few of the ideas that have come across my desk and I have loved every minute of it.

What memory do you have that you would love to see in bronze?

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