Sculpture Process

Sunti uses the same sculpting process when creating both bronze and fiberglass resin portraits. Working completely from scratch, all of Sunti’s work begins with a clay foundation, so as to capture the structural dimensions of his model, while using only his hands as measuring tools. This step is followed by a plaster mold for which to create a wax duplicate. During this second wax phase, Sunti fine-tunes the sculpture and adds intricate detail, including the texture of the skin, wrinkles, birthmarks, and scars. Sunti then creates a silicone rubber mold for which to cast his completed sculpture in either bronze or fiberglass resin.