For more than three thousand years, artists have cast sculptures in bronze. Our mission at ICON Artworks is to immortalize treasured icons and cast bronze is a timeless, classic art form. Using the ancient lost-wax casting method, bronze is the ultimate realization for fine art sculpted of clay because of its flawless rendering of detail, its permanence, and its unrivaled richness when it comes to textures and patinas. Bronze is an extremely durable metal lasting for centuries and cast bronze sculptures allow for a variety of patina finishes and plating options.
OUR MISSION IS TO IMMORTALIZE TREASURED ICONS
In addition to our Signature Cast Bronze sculptures, ICON Artworks uses a variety of other materials and refined casting methods, including Cast Pewter and Cast Resin.
Our Cast Pewter is the highest quality, lead-free Fine Pewter alloy used for sculpture. After platinum, gold, and silver, pewter is the fourth-most-precious metal in the world. Pewter has been used since the Bronze Age because of its lustrous silver finish, its malleability, durability and its ability to capture incredibly fine detail. Pewter does not rust or deteriorate and can be enjoyed for generations.
We can also utilize "cold-cast" techniques pioneered by the late KU art professor Elden Tefft, which enable our team of skilled artisans to create remarkable replicas using metal or stone powders and modern casting resins. This method bypasses the lengthy lost-wax casting process and is, therefore, a more economical alternative to hot-cast bronze or pewter.
From miniature to monumental, the ICON Artworks brand exemplifies the stunning, inspirational art created by the hands of acclaimed sculptor Robin Richerson. Robin has been an active artist for more than two decades and was mentored for four years by Kwan Wu, a Chinese-American sculptor widely considered to be one of the best figurative sculptors in the world. Robin has a remarkable ability to breathe life into clay and has developed an extraordinary depth of composition, including realistic figurative, wildlife, abstract, modern and contemporary sculpture.
Robin Richerson's Visage Fine Art Studio opened in 2008 and has produced well over 100 bronze sculptures which are featured in galleries, commercial and retail developments, schools and universities and in private collections throughout the world.
Matt Palmer, the founder of ICON Artworks, has admired his uncle Robin's works of art for many years. ICON Artworks was born out of their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for sports (particularly the Jayhawks at Matt's alma mater, The University of Kansas).
ICON Artworks sculptures are proudly handcrafted exclusively in America. Our series of Collegiate Sports Icons are officially licensed by each respective university and IMG College Licensing. Our team of skilled artisans, under the supervision of Robin Richerson, hand-finish each individual sculpture to ensure the desired patina (or finish) has been achieved and that our standards of excellence are met. Each piece can be customized or personalized with a laser engraved base and is backed by an unconditional 30-Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee. Secure shopping in our online gallery...secure shipping around the globe. All packaging utilizes 100% recycled or recyclable materials. Contact us today for a free design consultation. From concept to creation, we can make your vision a reality!
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