With 38 inches of spreading wings, a bronze bald eagle will grace the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument. Mike Curtis is an Idaho sculptor …
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With 38 inches of spreading wings, a bronze bald eagle will
grace the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument.
Mike Curtis is an Idaho sculptor specializing in wildlife, with
an affinity for bald eagles. His work has been commissioned and
given to two United States presidents.
President Gerald Ford received a Curtis piece at retirement and
President George H.W. Bush chose him as the White House artist.
Curtis uses lost wax methods to make his bronze sculptures. An
original is carved in wax or clay, encased in latex then plaster,
leaving a mold for a second wax image.
That wax copy is also encased in plaster and molten bronze
poured in, pushing the wax out.
Curtis is selling the sculpture for $10,000, two-thirds of the
piece’s $15,000 price tag. He will design a pedestal for the
The monument is expected to be built by July.
The monument committee raises funds by selling dedication tiles.
the deadline for ordering tiles installed during construction of
the monument is April 3.
Monument construction begins in March. For more information on
the tiles or the timeline visit www.hrvets.org, or contact Marsha
Sliter at email@example.com,
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