Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Spring" Mix

The original cast of "Spring" on the grounds of the Bock Museum

This just in from the Bock Museum at Greenville College, Greenville, IL: the first phase of work to reproduce "Spring," the Richard Bock sculpture originally created for the grounds of the Martin House complex, is now complete!

Artisans from Skylight Studios, Woburn, MA - the same studio that produced the Nike cast now in the Martin conservatory - recently traveled to the Bock Museum to produce preliminary molds from the original sculpture on site. Back at Skylight Studios, these sculptors will work in the coming months on a full-sized clay model in order to fine-tune details not captured by the initial molds. A final mold will then be produced from that positive, with the final cast produced from that mold.

This work should be complete by early 2009, with the new cast of "Spring" ready to unveil in the Spring of next year.

Stay tuned for more details on this ongoing process, and "Think Spring!"

Dorothy Martin posing in front of "Spring"
on her wedding day, 1923

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