Rather than start his process in clay, as most bronze artists do, Barry begins by carving his wildlife art creations in wood. The relative softness of clay or wax allows for corrections, which can make the process much easier. But wood, the more difficult medium, offers the artist the option of more detail.
Once a carving is completed, the process of converting the figure into bronze begins: the making of an initial mold, then the wax casting which creates the shape of the final mold into which the molten bronze is poured, followed by the actual casting of the sculpture. Painstaking cleaning and polishing are followed by the application of the patinas that give the figure its final beautiful coloring.
Sharing the beauty of Mother Nature is the focus behind Barry Stein’s artistry. With a clear understanding of an animals behavior and anatomy, Barry focuses on each small detail that will make his sculptures come to life, whether that be the subtle contours of a frog, the minute details of an eagle’s feathers, the musculature of a pair of clashing elk, or the details of the forest floor that form the base of his larger works.
Barry’s western sculpture, his beautiful bronze elk, horses, eagles and other wildlife, and his whimsical frogs make memorable gifts. Take a look around, admire the variety and detail of Barry’s work and select your very own limited edition Barry Stein original.