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Credit photos of the sculptor and the clay in process to:
Ron Tunison P.O. Box 141 Cairo, N.Y. 12413
Wesley Tunison, the son of the sculptor stands by the clay sculpture for the Delaware Memorial (c1999). This sculpture would be created in Tunison's studio located at Cairo, New York.
A close-up view of the clay in process. After the clay is completed, it will be seperated in sections and cast. These will then be reassembled as bronze sections.
The dedication address for the Delaware Memorial was given by filmmaker and director Ken Burns. In the above photo sculptor Ron Tunison presents a momento of the event to Burns. This momento was a near perfect reproduction of a civil war paper cartridge signed by the sculptor.
The reproduction paper cartridge above was similar to the one given to Ken Burns by the sculptor. The example above is from the Elizabeth Thorn Woman's memorial dedication and was a gift to me from the sculptor.
Using chemicals and heat an artisan adds the patina to the bronze relief. This process was completed at the Tallix Foundry.
An original program from the dedication of the Delaware Memorial signed by the sculptor.
Tunison would complete and sign the clay model in 1999.
Above is the signature in the final bronze casting.
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