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Mel Hancock Portrait, Hall of Famous Missourians

It was an honor to participate in the creation of Mel Hancock’s portrait for the Hall of Famous Missourians in The Missouri State Capitol. Now that the unveiling has happened, We want to share this time lapse video with you.

Take a look at 3 weeks of work compressed into a little over 3 minutes. As soon as we have them processed, you will be able to see photos of the unveiling and the final bronze portrait here.

Tutorial #2, Proportional Enlarging Calipers

Fun with Proportional Enlarging Calipers!

Imagine all of the HUGE sculptures you could make if you only had a set of Proportional Calipers…wait for it…We’re gonna show you how!!!

Update: By popular demand, we edited the video, and now we offer calipers for sale on Amazon.com! So make them if you can, buy them HERE at a discount if you can’t.

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VFW Memorial by Jim Brothers

JimBrothersVFWMemorial#5I just thought I would share a few photos I took last week. This is the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial in midtown Kansas City. It was created by Jim Brothers in the early 2000’s.

Jim and I were recently two of four sculptors who worked on the William Inge Memorial in Independence, Kansas, each completing a separate scene from Inge’s plays.

Jim had been struggling with prostate cancer for a decade or so, and soon after he finished the rough stages of his full size sculpture of William Motter Inge, he died. He had planned for that outcome, and so his student Lori Norwood finished the clay work. She did an excellent job, both capturing the essence of Jim’s style, and making choices about the sculpture that had not yet been decided. Read more