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May 23, 2015
Great day here in Seminole County as the Fallen Hero's Memorial was unveiled to the public with two statues, the fireman and police man, made here at American Bronze
May 16, 2015
American Bronze is honored to have worked on this life size statue of a true American hereo. read more here.
October 23, 2013
American Bronze is proud to be part of the opening of this beautiful property in which we created the magnificent Mary Poppins peguin fountain in the lobby. Full article can be viewed here.
March 13, 2011
Arms outstretched in reverie, Nicole Sweeting’s Junkanoo dancers stand in frozen rush at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The artist has chosen for the dance a man and a woman, each bedecked in layers of costumes that surprise viewers with color. After all, the figures, both 8 and 9ft. tall, are cast in bronze. (source)
July 31, 2010
On Saturday, July 31, 2010 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, commissioned the building and erecting of two (2) statues in the roundabout at Wooden Boulevard and Hankins Circle. This monument was dedicated to the legacy and memory of the first African American Police Officers hired in 1951 to serve on the City of Orlando Police Department. (source)
Apollo veterans unveiled a monument to the moon exploration era in Titusville. The monument is dedicated to the people who put the Apollo rocket on the moon and is part of the Space Walk of Fame along U.S. 1 in Titusville. It also includes similar monuments to the Mercury and Gemini eras of the 1960's. (view)
"We wanted something special and a little abstract," Walsh said of the statute created by Paul George of American Bronze Art Foundry in Sanford. "I wanted something to acknowledge our alumni's achievements and their many contributions toward making a positive difference in their communities. Hopefully, it will encourage others to do the same. It's certainly been a big part of my life." read more...
Space Walk of Fame representatives, including president Charlie Mars, Warren Lackie and Sandy Storm, recently visited American Bronze to approve the art for the Apollo monument's Earth and Moon. (source)
The American Bronze Fine Art Foundry here will eventually produce 3,000 bronze busts of the Virgin Mary, to be sold for $15,000 each. Another 1,000 made of silver are priced at $30,000 each. Within a few weeks there will be full-time armed guards here because 25 of the Madonna statues will be cast in gold and later offered at $1 million each. More than 1,500 pounds of gold will be brought in and used under intense security, since each of the statues will require 1,000 ounces of gold. (source)
It is the first time a reproduction of the "Pieta" has been allowed. The Madonna busts will be sold to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the statue's presentation to the church. (source)
American Bronze Fine Art Foundry has landed a contract with the Vatican to reproduce 4,027 busts of the Virgin Mary from Michelangelo's statue The Pieta. The foundry will create 3,000 bronze busts, 1,000 silver, 25 gold and two platinum busts under the exclusive license. The Vatican will sell the bronze busts for $15,000 a piece, the silver for $30,000 and the gold for $2 million. The two platinum busts will be sold at auction and may fetch as much as $5 million a piece.
Were it not for bronze, civilization would look very different.
History virtually begins with the Bronze Age, when humankind discovered how to melt two metals together to create a substance harder and more enduring than could be found in nature. Bronze preserved for posterity the cultures of Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Troy and ancient Egypt.
While casting bronze is not a lost art, there are relatively few bronze foundries active in the U.S. One of the largest is American Bronze Foundry in Sanford. (source)