Slideshow | The Whale Project

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Patineur Barte Latta, working on UAS whale.
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Skip Wallen and the point-up assistant stand on the lift next to whale armature.
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Detail of the head of the whale armature as sculpted in rigid foam.
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Skip Wallen sculpting detail in foam armature.
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Skip Wallen sculpting gular pleats or ÒgroovesÕ in the rigid foam armature.
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Sculptor Skip Wallen works to touch up details in rigid foam armature on the body of the whale at the Parks Bronze Foundry in Enterprise, Oregon.
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Crews work to fit sections of foam armature together in preparation for final sculpting.
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Detail of UAS Whale undergoing patination.Ê Bronze is heated with torch and chemicals applied.Ê The black body color is achieved with cobalt nitrate.
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The foundry crew at Parks Bronze, pose with ÒSpikeÓ, 13 life scale cast for the University of Alaska Southeast.Ê


All photos courtesy of The Whale Project.

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