“Bringing Bronze to Life”
Rip and Alison Caswell are a husband-and-wife team who unite their talents in the creation of their artwork. Their sculptures can be found in public spaces, commercial developments and private collections in all fifty States as well as abroad. Authorities in sculpting animals and the human form, their body of work reflects the planet’s wildlife and tells stories of people who shape history. Their ability to capture emotion and to reflect a spirit in the eyes of their sculptures is their most noted ability.
Passionate about conservation, they use their artwork as a way to support organizations dedicated to supporting veterinary programs and organizations that protect wild habitats. For the Caswells, nature is a sanctuary that renews and fosters artistic inspiration and is a source for living, breathing reference material. They hope that through their artwork, they can share a deep appreciation for the animals they love, and that the eyes of their sculptures may serve as a window into the life, spirit and personality of the subjects they cast in bronze. Their mission is that through their artwork they can revitalize the bond between man, animal and the wild environment that surrounds us.
The Caswells live and work in Troutdale, Oregon where they own their casting foundry Firebird Bronze Foundry, as well as operate an event venue called Caswell Sculpture Garden, located across the street from their studio.
The Creation Process
Frequently Asked Questions
How are bronze sculptures created?
Bronze sculpture is cast using the Lost Wax method of casting. This process is approximately 6,000 years old is remains relatively unchanged in its most basic form throughout the generations.