Sunday, 22 November 2009


Leo Santana is a brazilian sculptor, who works with marble, concrete, and, most famously, bronze castings. His most famous sculptures are life-sized statues and monuments, fifteen of them are displayed across 5 Brazilian cities (and one in Washington DC). They are of familiar figures, at ease and at street level, and all invite a certain interaction.

Making bronzes is highly skilled work, and a number of distinct casting processes may be employed, including lost-wax casting (and its modern-day spin-off investment casting), sand casting and centrifugal casting. It is one of man's earliest technologies dating back over 6000 years, and remains a 'low tech, high-skill' method.

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