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07 Nov

Bronze Bull Statue Unveiled at New Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Restaurant

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This life-size bronze bull statue is an impressive work of art that really makes a statement at the new Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Restaurant in Lee’s Summit, MO.

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23 Sep

What is a Patina?

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A patina is the coloring of a bronze statue and the final step in the casting process. A patina is not paint but instead a chemical reaction that occurs when certain chemicals react with the metal. Unfinished bronze is actually gold in color until the patina is added. Different chemicals will produce different colors and Bronzeman specializes in creating very unique patinas. Unlike paint, a patina won’t chip and will...

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15 Sep

How Are Our Bronze Statues Made?

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All of our bronze statues are hand made using the Lost Wax Process which results in intricate and detailed works of art. This process has been traced back over 5,000 years and has several steps which is why our bronze statues take so long to cast. First, an artist sculpts an original model from either clay or wax and a rubber mould is made. Once the mould is finished, molten...

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09 Sep

Community Builds Memorial to Honor those who Served

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Dodge Center Veterans Memorial at Northpark in Dodge Center, MN. This bronze Eagle statue “Majesty” stands guard over 6 granite pillars representing each of our military services – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines. This memorial was unveiled on Memorial Day 2015.

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12 Aug

Want to Keep Your Bronze Statue Looking New?

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Outdoor bronze statues may start to lose their luster outdoors from the earth’s natural elements. To keep your statue looking new, we recommended applying a coat of clear wax to the statue once or twice a year. You can purchase a can of clear wax from any hardware or automotive store, just be sure that it does not contain any chemical solvents which could strip the patina or finish on...

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11 Aug

Lonsdale Veterans Memorial

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This bronze eagle statue “Majesty” was purchased by Owatonna Granite and Monument for a Veterans Memorial for the City of Lonsdale, MN. It was dedicated on Friday, July 31st in honor of area veterans and military members. The massive memorial is made up of five slabs of black granite representing each branch of the U.S. Military with the bronze eagle statue in flight atop. Roughly 400 people attended the ceremony...

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03 Aug

95th Birthday Surprise

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We recently finished this bronze statue of a truly incredible man sitting on a bench reading an article about his company. His loving daughter-in-law commissioned us to create this statue for him as a surprise for his 95th birthday. He was so touched when he opened it, that it actually brought him to tears. This is truly a treasure that will remain in his family forever and was the surprise...

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