Barry’s sculpture process begins by creating his wildlife art in wood. The relative softness of clay or wax allows for corrections, which can make the process much easier. But wood, the more difficult medium, offers the artist the option of more detail.
Once a carving is completed, the process of converting the figure into bronze begins: the making of an initial mold, then the wax casting which creates the shape of the final mold into which the molten bronze is poured, followed by the actual casting of the sculpture. Painstaking cleaning and polishing are followed by the application of the patinas that give the figure it’s final beautiful colouring.