The finished frame for my next sculpture. Every element has been sculpted and fabricated by myself. Referring to Gothic design and ornament, I was striving for a reliquary feel. This will be my largest piece, with a standing height of 3' 10".
Originally titled "All Horizons Lost, Flesh Forever Found", the center imagery of the piece has undergone so many changes I am renaming the sculpture. It will be now called "Beneath the Remnant Veil". I am working on the new bronze title plate at the moment.
The top of the frame for "Beneath the Remnant Veil".
The frame's under structure and basic paneling.
Detail of the paneling.
A Basswood carving for the front lower panels.
The frame with all of the ornament on, as well as the red bole, starting to be gold leaf gilded.
The finished gilded frame. The gold leaf has been toned down with a thin layer of oil paint, and clear coat applied.
A detail of the frame's bottom ornament.
Detail of the front panel ornament.
Detail of the side panel ornament.
Detail of a column top.
Detail of the top tracery of the frame's opening.
Detail of side top spires with small crockets.
Detail of the top crockets.
Detail of the top finial.