About Ben Foster Bronze
Residing at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming, Ben draws his inspiration from the beauty of his native surroundings and its abundant wildlife. His desire to sculpt began at the early age of nineteen, and his talent blossomed under the mentorship of his Grandfather-in-law, the late famous western artist, Bud Boller. Today his works are displayed throughout the US and internationally in both public venues and private collections. Ben Foster Bronze represents 25 years of limited edition fine art bronze sculptures from desktop to monumental size, suitable for both indoor and outdoor placement.
Each sculpture begins with a block of clay, various wood and metal sculpting tools and an imagination! Ben’s work captures an essence of creation that reaches out, touches us, and draws us to it. "They want to look in the eyes, or study the expression. I love to see the visible enjoyment and smiles as they ponder the sculptures.” Once Ben completes the sculpture in clay, he then makes a silicon “mother” mold that will be used to replicate a limited edition of his original sculpture. The mold is taken to the art foundry where the bronze casting process begins. Each casting is created using the ancient “lost-wax” casting method. A hand-applied, chemical patina completes the sculpture! To date, Ben has created over one-hundred sculptures including life-size bears, elk, moose, deer, herons, sand hill cranes, wolf, buffalo, numerous sea-life pieces, sculptures of a whimsical nature and figurative sculpture as well. "…For me, sculpture gives me a means of reaching a personal goal that exists just beyond the limits of my experience and outside my power of attainment. I have always preferred a realistic approach to sculpture, and have been very absorbed with the face and expression of each sculpture. With the passing of time and the new experiences of each piece, I find myself more conscious of the representation of emotion with body language and facial expression. With each new sculpture, I strive to grow from the wisdom gained by experience and observation of creation.”