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Bronze Iris and Granite Headstone


What you are looking at is a bronze Iris, recessed into a carved opening in a classical granite headstone.


To create this Iris, an original was first hand forged in steel.  Hand forging means forming the hot metal with a hammer and anvil.


Once the Iris and background forms were shaped, the steel was assembled and sent off to a foundry.  The foundry made molds and reproduced the steel parts in cast statuary bronze.


The finished bronze will have a saddle brown/grey finish that will turn green with time. 


 


Ornamental Ironwork Minneapolis