Western Bronze by James Regimbal, Titled "Spirit of The Plains, American Bison", Precast Piece, #C1433
Description: Western Bronze by James Regimbal, Titled "Spirit of The Plains, American Bison", Precast Piece, #C1433. James Regimbal has just created another new bronze masterpiece. It is titled "SPIRIT OF THE PLAINS, AMERICAN BISON", original model, taking precast orders, edition of 75, featuring the rare white buffalo, (patina). The price for the precast order is $9,360.00, and for orders after this, the introduction piece is priced at $13,750.00. As I get additional information on the piece, I will give you an update.
Dimension: 21.5" H, 36.5" L, 11" W
An order requires a 1/2 down and usually takes 12-15 weeks to full, depending on the work load at the foundry. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. Please let me know if you have any questions or desire additional information.
James Regimbal strives to pass on the true story of our American heritage through his bronze sculpture. According to James:
"Only the best of my work is good enough to be cast in bronze. Work that has been fully designed and completely executed should have this liberty. It's not the cost of bronze itself, though very expensive to have cast, but the everlasting life and beauty of bronze. Knowing that in years to come these sculptures will still be in existence and appreciated, passing on a true story of our heritage. The demand we put on creating excellence today is to show our selves and future generations. The work that has been completed in this life long collection is a culmination of decades of genuine American creativity, craftsmanship ,labor and talent. Like in the past, as in European country's the artist and craftsmen would work without seeming end. Time wasn't of the essence, but quality, accuracy and demand for excellence was always present in those days."
"The quality the old masters achieved with limited tools, compared today, is astounding, but the quality in this contemporary historical western collection is of the same. Perfection from me as the artist is the first step, the pride of workmanship from over fifty artisans, men and women laboring on these bronze limited editions. The foundry men sacrificed to bring out the best in their foundry's, not to forget the agents, dealers and gallery's demanding the best works from the artist and foundry's. The important people keeping the art going are the collectors in the world, the patrons of the arts who purchase and support the work, displaying it in their homes and keeping our historical culture alive. These are some of the most important ingredients in helping an artist continue to strive for the best works he or she possibly can create Hopefully my work will stand the test of time, and the realistic nature of the work will tell and keep alive a part of our romantic American history for generations to come."
Regimbal creates very detailed, historically accurate bronzes. Taking his inspiration from true to life western books and western movies. Regimbal has detailed all aspects of the cowboy's life from the pre-1900. Subjects such as packers, Indians, warriors, hunters, story tellers, cavalrymen and bronco busters have all been accurately portrayed down to the minutest details by this talented sculptor. Regimbal researches every detail - buckles, pack items, saddles - all in an attempt to bring to life each scene in history as if the viewer were actually there.
Regimbal's demand for excellence has resulted in hundreds of national and international collectors including the University of Montana Foundation, which has the complete collection of his works and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The artist has received the George Phippen Award, and Southern Nevada Communications uses his bronzes for logos in their advertisements. It is Regimbal's desire that his sculptures will stand the test of time and keep alive a part of our romantic American history for many generations to come. (Source: May Gallery)
Creating the James Regimbal Bronze: I asked James, what goes into making one of his bronze sculptures. He replied as follows:
"It's bronze, silver and gold their finding at the bottom of the ocean, most all other metals corrode away in salt water. Bronze and the lost wax process hasn't changed much over the ages, the principles are the same, bronze is still the artist choice. With time and effort, artists finish their work. Master molds are made of the original sculpture. Complicated subjects could be made up of dozens of molds. Today most molds are made out of a RTV or silicone rubber, instead of plaster. Once the molds are made there ready for the lost wax process."
"The molds are filled with hot wax and poured out several times to build up a hallow layer of wax in each mold, some molds are poured with solid wax, "small pieces''. When the wax is cooled enough the mold is removed and the wax sculpture appears. The wax will have vents and sprews attached added for molten metal to flow through. The wax sculpture will then be dipped in the investment material made up of a high temperature plaster type silica sand mix, it holds up under white hot temperatures, many layers are coated and built up around the wax sculpture. When cured the piece with the investment around it is put into a high temperature oven, heated white hot and the wax is melted or burnt out," the lost wax". With the wax gone the inverted impression is left in the investment. "
"James Regimbal bronzes are made out of Evedure virgin bronze, finer unused metal. The bronze ingets are melted at 1800 to 2000 degrees and poured into each investment, When cooled the investment is broken away. The bronze pieces of the sculpture are now cleaned up, sprews and vents removed, much metal chasing, grinding and cutting is done before the final assemblage, some Regimbal sculptures have over forty five castings making them up. To complete the sculpture, all pieces are welded together, silver soldering is also used. All welds are ground and sculpted to match the artist original textures. The bronze is then sand blasted or glass beaded, its now ready for the color or patina. The patina is a acid, chemically induced on to the surface with torched heat to penetrate the surface of the bronze. Colors are up to the artist. After patina, the bronze is lacquered or hot wax is melted on to the surface, closing up the pours of the bronze. It is then put on its base and is ready to enter gallery's and homes of the collectors of the world."
You can find more of James’ work at https://www.etsy.com/…/sho…/CulturalPatina/sections/16131018