In the art world, a commission
describes the hiring and payment for the creation of a custom art piece,
whether it be by a person, a corporation or government. There are numerous
reasons why custom bronze sculpture is commissioned. For governments, it may be
for the development and support of the country’s art scene, or to commemorate
an important historic event. For example, in 2003, the ‘Lloydtown Rebel’ by
Canadian artist Brett Davis was commissioned to symbolize the Rebellion of 1837
which lead to the institution of responsible government.
a corporation, commissioning a custom bronze sculpture could be a demonstration
of social responsibility or a way to give back to the community.
Individuals that commission a custom
bronze sculpture will do so for a much more diverse range of reasons. From
memorials to self-expressionism, or even as a symbol of affluence, custom
sculptures allow the commissioner to request an ideal, idea or memory and the
artist to create a work that will embody it.
Most of the famous historical
sculptures that we are familiar with today began as commissioned pieces for a
government, corporation or individual to convey an association that was too
large for any other medium.
Those who dream of having a custom
bronze sculpture created can realize this dream, as it can be commissioned from
local artists. Owning a work of art is a pleasurable, enjoyable experience and
an investment for future generations.
One such local artist, Brett Davis, is
available for the commission of custom bronze sculpture. With over thirty years
of experience and international repute, many of Brett’s works are located
globally, including North America, Europe and Asia.
Commissioning an artist to produce a
work of art can be a highly rewarding experience for both the artist and the
client. The work is personal and unique; it is not only the product of the
artist’s labour, it is also the product of the client’s vision. Each commission
will vary in the steps taken from conception through to completion, as each
client, artist, situation, and circumstance is unique.
In order to commission a work,
especially one of the magnitude that is bronze sculpture, it is important to start
with a professional. Brett Davis uses bronze as his material of choice for
several reasons. Bronze has been recognized as a noble metal, regarded for its
longevity and durability (especially when used outdoors), the structural
properties it possesses, and the extensive repertoire of patina colors that
complement the form and enhance the descriptive nature of each sculpture.
the first steps in expressing yourself in a way that is larger than life and
beyond the verbal threshold. Who knows? Just like Italy’s Medici family, your
custom bronze art may end up in a museum one day too!
more information on Canadian artist Brett Davis or on having a custom bronze
sculpture commissioned, visit www.ageofbronze.ca.