Rob and Nick Carter's tree stump
Rob and Nick Carter created Bronze Oak Grove, an installation of twelve tree stumps inspired by a Jacob de Gheyn´s drawing in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The basic shape of the stump was 3D printed in polyurethane and its surface texture was modeled in wax. A silicone fiberglass jacket mould was taken of the sculpture.
Each section of the silicone mould was painted with wax, removed from the mould and invested for casting in bronze. The cast was patinated using heat, acids and various pigments to achieve a hyperrealist finish.