Sculptor Gary Lee Price Uses 3-D Laser Scanning for Larger-Than-Life Replica

Sculptor Gary Lee Price Uses 3-D Laser Scanning for Larger-Than-Life Replica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who knew that 3D Imaging would be a tech tool for a sculptor? With the assistance of Adonis Bronze located in Alpine, Utah, Sculptor Gary Lee Price saw a way to utilize 3D Digital Laser scanning as part of the artistic process. Gary brought his original 50” “Wings” sculpture to Adonis Bronze to be 3D laser scanned as a way to significantly enlarge his work of art. Once every nook and cranny of the sculpture was scanned, the details were programmed into the CNC milling machine along with the enlargement percentage specifications. In order to create an enlarged replica of the original sculpture, the machine cut out huge sections of foam that were then pieced together like a puzzle. Gary then took this 10 ft. foam form back to his studio where he applied clay over it. Now a new mother mold can be made and the lost wax process can begin at Alchemy Arts. It is a real time saver for Gary because now he doesn’t have to sculpt from scratch to create an massively enlarged version of his original work.

On The Wings of Love

On The Wings of Love

One of our valued clients shared with us the following story, illustrating how wonderful it is when art can stand as a lasting tribute to love.

My husband and I built and flew an airplane from 2000 to 2004!  At one of the small airports that we stopped at I saw this statue and loved it.  I saw it again later at a local garden tour.  When my husband passed away suddenly in 2005, I remembered this statue.  I had no idea how to find it.  I finally contacted the Dubuque, Iowa airport where I had first seen it.  The manager there was so nice.  He said they were remodeling and the statue was in storage, but he would find out the sculptor and get back in touch with me.  He did and I went straight to the Gary Price website and there it was, WINGS! I ordered one for me and a smaller one for a friend that had been such a big help at the time of my husband’s passing.  I will never forget that the first one I ordered didn’t seem large enough for the area that I had.  That was not a problem!  I returned it to Gary Price and immediately received a larger one that fits the space perfectly!  It is right outside my sewing room window (where I spend a lot of time!) and I love looking out and seeing it (summer or winter!)  WINGS is the epitome of flight and reminds me of my husband and how much he loved flying.

How-To Find a Gary Lee Price Sculpture Anywhere in the World!

How-To Find a Gary Lee Price Sculpture Anywhere in the World!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Have you seen one of Gary’s sculptures at your local airport, library, park, or school? If the answer is yes, we would love to include it on our map (if it isn’t already) and give you credit for it. Just snap a few photos and email them to us.
As a thank you gift, we will send you 2 FREE SYNERGY LAPEL PINS!! Please send your clear pictures, location of the statue, and your mailing address to info@garyleeprice.com

Here’s how to use the Installations map:

Go to garyleeprice.com  Click on the Installations tab. A map will appear with “Journeys of the Imagination” icons scattered across it. These represent the locations of Gary Lee Price sculptures all over the world.

To find a particular statue/installation, click on the “Default View” drop down menu.

Listed from A to Z are the names of Gary’s sculptures. Click on the desired title and a new map will generate with icons indicating the locations of that particular sculpture wherever it resides in the world. This is particularly helpful when you would like to find a sculpture near you or a place you will be visiting.

Another way to search the map is by entering a city or zip code. First, make sure you clear the default field to “Default View.” Next, enter the city or zip code you are searching for. Be sure to enter a range in distance of miles to the location you are searching.

To search again, simply refresh the page.

 

Behind the Scenes With Sculptor Gary Lee Price

Behind the Scenes With Sculptor Gary Lee Price

We all have run across larger than life sculptures in our travels. We’ve touched them, admired them, and even taken selfies with them. It is fascinating to think that somewhere, somehow, someone thought up the idea for it, grabbed a lump of clay, and turned it into the very thing we were looking at. Who is the person with the talent to create this work of art? What inspires them and what did they hope their audience would take away from the experience? Where do they sculpt; at their house, outside in nature, at a studio or workshop? When did they have the idea; in the middle of the night, while observing their surroundings, from a memory or dream? Inquiring minds want to know.

Welcome to our brand-spanking-new blog! If you’re curious to have these questions answered, you are in the right place. We invite you to visit us often here at garyleeprice.com where you can also sign up for our quarterly newsletter. To give you a taste of what’s to come, check out this short video of a behind the scenes sneak peek of Gary sharing some insights on the creation process.

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