I am interested in a having a work of art created, how do I go
about doing this?”
One of the first things everyone wants to know is “How
much will it cost?”
that is a question no one can answer satisfactorily. The type
of material the sculpture will be cast in, the size of the sculpture,
and the complexity of the sculpture all have a hand to play in
"Miriam, The Dancing Prophet"
sculpture design by Sister Kathleen Aucoin
of the Seton Arts Studio
Please give me a call at 718.601.0985 or contact me via the Web and let me know when is a
good time to give you a call so that we can engage in a conversation
that helps define what you want/need. This gives both of us a
chance to creatively view the proposed work and make it come
A contract will be drawn up listing what has been agreed upon
for the work of art and will be sent out to you for your signature.
The above conversation can produce a verbal sketch. I do like
to work from this type of sketch, but a charcoal sketch can also
be produced and then sent on to you. Once you receive the sketch,
have looked over it and approve it, I will proceed with the three-dimensional
If the work is to be a large sculpture, this will act as
a model for the larger sculpture. If the form is 20” or
less, this three dimensional form will be the actual work.
If a larger sculpture has been contracted, A small model of approximately
12” is made in clay. Pictures are taken of the completed
model and then sent on to you. The model is a small version of
the larger sculpture. This again is to meet with your approval.
Once that approval is given, the larger sculpture is ready to
be begun. Pictures are taken and sent to you as the work progresses
or, if you live close enough, you can come and visit.
Note: if the sculpture is a small statue,
i.e., less than two feet, a model will not be made. The statue
will be made directly from the sketch approved. Once the work
is begun, any changes from the originally agreed sketch will increase
the price of the finished work.
The payments are made during the work in process according to
what was decided beforehand. These are decided on an individual
basis and stated within the contract.
If the sculpture is a large piece of art, it will be shipped at
the mutually decided date. It is important that the artist come
and inspects the setting of the statue to make sure it is done
to our mutual satisfaction. If this is a smaller statue, the work
will be shipped to the agreed address.