Nielsen - bust of Carl Nielsen - Danish composer hydrocal bust with antique white finish


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    This Nielsen is VERSION 2...and I believe a closer resemblance. Version 1 was intended to be stylized, sort of 1940's modern, but I decided to tighten up his features somewhat so that I recognize this wonderful Dane (do you know his folk songs!!!?) from his photos.

    A few years back, my wife was looking for a bust of her favorite composer for the piano, and we realized that nobody has made busts of composers since the days of Brahms and Wagner. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and a few 19th century greats ---no one from the 20th century. As a sculptor and music afficionado, I felt it was my duty to start making the molds. The finished sculptures are all hand cast and finished. Resin casts are rotate-cast hollow, then concrete or plaster-filled, burnished with a dremel and steel wool, and then patina'd. Rock-Hard wood castings and Hydrocal (high-density plaster) casts are hand finished (mostly filling air holes and rebuilding ears, etc.) then varnished and/or given a paint patina.