New Sculpture in Bronze by Rosalie Midyette

Rosalie Midyette a sculpture out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  I’ve been shooting her work for the last couple of years.  Up to this point the work I’ve shot has all been ceramic sculpture.  But these new pieces are cast in bronze, and I think they are just lovely.  Rosalie worked with the folks at Carolina Bronze, a foundry located in Seagrove, North Carolina.  From their website: “Carolina Bronze Sculpture is a premier fine arts bronze foundry serving artists, architects, museums and non-profits throughout the world. We specialize in fine arts bronze casting and fabrication, using both traditional techniques and in-house, state of the art digital tools.”  Rosalie tells me that the folks there were great to work with, and it shows in the pieces.  The finish and patina are just beautiful, not to mention Rosalie’s interesting and pleasing shapes.  Note how the patina on the larger piece is warmer on the lower parts, and transitions to cooler on the upper areas.  Lighting shapes like these are always fun.  The challenge, given the somewhat-reflective surfaces, is to create the highlights I want right where I want them, and avoid other unwanted reflections or glare, and to use the highlights to help reveal the dimensionality of the pieces without obscuring the details on the surface.

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

Bronze Sculpture by Rosalie Midyette

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