Carolina Bronze Sculpture, NC’s only commercial fine art bronze casting foundry, located in Seagrove, NC, recently fabricated and installed a sheet aluminum sculpture for artist and owner, Ed Walker. The piece titled “Balancing Time” was installed at the REALM Patterson Place Apartments in Durham, NC, for the Bainbridge Companies.
Once the metal was cut, the sculpture was welded together, with structural supports added inside. Stains were added to the surface to color the metal. “This is a great way to get the look of a bronze sculpture without the expense”, Ed said.
Ed Walker, is originally from Burlington, NC. After graduating from East Carolina University with a BFA degree in Sculpture in 1975, he attended graduate school at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, obtaining his MFA in Sculpture in 1979. Walker moved to New Orleans in 1980 and began doing metal fabrication for the well known kinetic sculptor, Lin Emery. In 1982, he started teaching sculpture at Tulane University, where he remained for 5 years until opening a small foundry in his studio in New Orleans. Walker returned to North Carolina in 1989 and founded Carolina Bronze Sculpture. The foundry was originally located in Asheboro, NC, and relocated to it’s present facility in Seagrove, NC, in 1994. Walker has continued to create his own sculpture and is currently accepting commissions for sculpture.
Carolina Bronze Sculpture is a premier fine arts foundry serving artists, architects, museums and non-profits throughout the United States and abroad. We specialize in bronze casting and fabrication, using both traditional techniques and in-house, state of the art digital tools which include high resolution 3D scanning and enlarging, CNC machining, rapid prototyping, 3D modeling and animation tools, and reverse engineering CAD.
For further info visit our website at (www.carolinabronze.com).