Trish, our WIN New Mexico activities planner and coordinator extraordinary, scheduled our trip on a Saturday, a day that Shidoni was doing bronze pourings. We were in for quite a treat for our $5 admission fee. We pretty much had total access to the foundry plus the indoor and outdoor art galleries - all self guided.
I found the process of creating such beautiful works of art to be fascinating. Artist would create or sculpt art subjects in usually either wood or clay and then a ceramic mold would be created for the 2,000 degree molten bronze to be poured into. This part of the process was both hot and messy...
First the MESSY part of the process...
The two shots above are favorite photos of mine.
They are "ART" to me.
A "larger than life" mold!!
Then the HOT part of the process...
Leftover molten bronze is poured back into the pot!!
Gives one a greater appreciation of bronze sculpture.
Now on to the finished works of art!!