home as a source of inspiration. Be sure to measure the
base of the sculpture accurately and get a pedestal where
the bronze completely fits on top. A thinner pedestal could
very well support the weight but your eye will always find
the sculpture looking too heavy.
Before you mount your sculpture onto the pedestal
keep in mind its weight and shape:
Light sculpture 5 to 40 lbs
Medium sculpture 40 lbs. to 90 lbs
Very large sculpture anything over 90 lbs
Then there are monumental sculptures.
For a medium sculpture or larger I recommend
getting plenty of help. You have to be the judge of how
much help to get but keep in mind a sculpture is not a
dumbbell in the gym. Many guys are able to do 100 lb.
dumbbell curls, but the trouble with sculptures is they don't
come with a convenient handle or manageable shape.
When you're lifting it, it's very easy to strain your body,
especially as you're trying to get it up over your waist
and onto a pedestal.
The next question to ask yourself is how much action
do you want with your sculpture? Nearly all sculpture media
can sometimes be enhanced with the use of motorized
pedestals. Good size sculptures with a repeating flow, say
like an animal where there is action and motion, do great on
motorized pedestals. If you are going to get such a pedestal
be sure your sculpture is large enough to view in detail from
20 to 30 feet away.
If your sculpture has a high level of detail meant to
be appreciated up close, your sculpture will most likely