Alex Kveton sculptures are the finest. Each sculpture is unique, individually hand crafted in a limited edition or one of a kind. Alex’s sculptures are not cast in molten bronze, but rather formed, rolled and welded into shape from large sheet of bronze and stainless steel. This gives the sculptures lighter, more fluid appearance.
Alex designs his sculpture in many sketches. He finalizes its design with creation of a cardboard model. A thin cardboard sheet behaves in many ways like a sheet metal. From each part of model Alex makes a flat layout, which is later used to cut individual sculpture parts. Single parts are carefully rolled, shaped and assembled. Formed parts are welded together to create a sculpture.
Stainless Steel is a perfect material for use in fine contemporary sculptures. It is rust and corrosion resistant; does not pit, chip, peel or discolor. Stainless Steel is unsurpassed in value as it is unaffected by the elements and lasts indefinitely. We use Type 304 Stainless Steel, a high-grade alloy steel. Its bright luster is inherent to the material due to a composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. For an outdoor sculpture projects, we use type 316, the highest marine grade alloy.
All welds and surfaces are grinned and polished to the highest grade of mirror-finish.
To care for your stainless-steel sculpture, gently dust with a soft dry cloth or lightly moisten with a glass cleaner to remove a finger prints.
Genuine Bronze, the material that has been used in sculptures for Centuries, is also one of Alex favorites. When bronze material is used; the welds and surfaces and grinned to smooth finish, polishing certain parts to enhance the shape and prepare for hot patina. The mirror-polished and satin finishes are accomplished through buffing and polishing techniques that are controlled with great precision. Hot patina, is application of chemicals, coloring dyes and pigments to create wide variations of colors. For long standing protection and durability, bronze sculptures are lacquered and waxed. Wax is gently applied and softly rubbed to a light sheen.
To care for your bronze sculpture indoors, you will want to dust it regularly with a soft cloth that lifts rather than rubs the surface. Your specific environment will dictate when you will want to apply a fresh coat of clear paste wax. Most collectors who place a bronze in their homes find that they need to re-wax only every few years. Some of them never do, and enjoy the subtle changes that might happen to the patina; the bronze is forever.