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Self Portrait Bronze

Self Portrait Bronze

With the assistance of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Art department, Lanakila made a mold of her face and hand with plaster of Paris.  Lanakila created the composition by pouring sculptural wax.  A mold was made off of the finished wax sculpture and finally molten bronze was poured into the mold.  This was followed by extensive preparation and finalized with cupric and ferric patina. 

Bronze Face

Bronze Face

The abstracted form comes to life with a candle placed inside of the bronze mask.