Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Creating a Life-Size Bronze Mammoth

In this short video, paleo sculptor Gary Staab documents all the steps required to a life-size bronze mammoth (Link to YouTube). The piece was commissioned by the Omaha Zoo.

Gary Staab's website explains the steps involved in his sculpture of a super croc.


Joel Fletcher said...

Awesome! I knew Gary from 20 years ago, when we were both working on Disney’s Dinosaur feature film. Gary was sculpting maquettes of some of the characters. Great guy, and a superb artist. It's nice to see what he has been up to lately.

The process for sculpting this Mammoth looks challenging enough, but the molding/casting/re-assembly aspect is insane. Fascinating video, thanks for sharing.

Vladimir Venkov said...

Great! At the end we just see the sculpture. Its amazing how much work it takes! It reminds me of a sculpture of a kodiak bear that Nick Bibby did. Here is the whole process :


Vladimir Venkov said...

.. and the actual installation :

Warren JB said...

Fascinating and spectacular, but also mystifying. I'll follow up that super croc link for the wordy version!