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The art of bronze casting and sculpture (the 'lost wax process' or 'cire perdue' in French) has a long history. Bronze sculptors have existed in some form for about 5000 years. Whether modelling functional items, religious icons, animal art or portraits of real people, bronze sculptors have a long history of modelling commissioned artifacts in bronze.

Civilizations have always sought to memorialize people in some manner either in stone, bronze or other durable materials and a likeness of a person, whether it be a bust or a life size figure, can be a truly lasting memorial. Gravesite sculptures found at tombs and burial sites around the world attest to the basic need people have to memorialize their deceased.

Once people learned to cast life-like statues and portraits in bronze, the art took on a whole new importance and bronze portrait sculpture became a watermark of high civilization. Monumental lifesize figures have historically been given as gifts between leaders and now, at corporate presentations, bronze sculptures and busts are often offered as a monument to corporate leaders.

Memorialization at gravesites, and cemeteries can be achieved, not only by gravestones, but also by a portrait sculpture of a loved one cast in bronze. Hans Holtkamp's bronze statue of the 'Joys' child in the cemetery at Saskatoon is a recreation of a marble statue that had been deteriorating since the early 1920s. Originally memorialized as a marble statue by an Italian sculptor, the Joys child monument was one of the first likenesses to be erected at a grave site in western Canada. Cast in bronze, it will now be a truly lasting memorial.

HOLTKAMP Fine Art Bronze wishes to make bronze sculptures accessible and affordable to everyone no matter their status in life. Commissioned hand sculpted cast bronze sculptures, portraits and funeral cremation urns are a truly personal monument to represent and celebrate a life lived.

In this day of mass production, people seek out individually designed and handcrafted art work that truly represents the lives, beliefs, aspirations and achievements of those who are memorialized. Hans Holtkamp, artist and sculptor, will create truly personalized memorial and cremation urns and portraits either from life or from photographs.

A HOLTKAMP bronze sculpture can become a source of contemplation not only of the past but of the present and the future.

Please see Commissioning a Portrait to see how easy it is or Contact HOLTKAMP Fine Art Bronze to discuss the possibilities.
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