Travis Moore, the artist creating the Lemmy Kilmister Statue for the Rainbow Bar & Grill, has completed the 18 inch maquette, froze it in his freezer and shipped it off to Provo, Utah where the foundry is located. The piece is nearing completion and should soon be erected in the specially constructed shrine for the Rainbow to honor the MOTORHEAD and Sunset Strip legend.
BIG STATUES is currently handling the final processes: the translation from the maquette, the sculpt of the life-size bronze, and its casting and finishing. Matt Glenn (Website LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Big Statues Facebook Twitter ), owner of Big Statues has been working feverishly to complete the final details of the piece to take it from clay to wax as soon as possible. It is expected to be at a completion point in the next few weeks, at which point, the final version will be available to be inspected and approved. The final step is for it to be cast in bronze through the “lost wax process” used by the masters like Rodin and Degas.
Glenn has already completed the first stages of the clay sculpt, including building a metal armature and covering it fully with clay, and he has begun to translate the maquette and the supplied reference material, including iconic photos from Robert John (Website Facebook), who photographed Motörhead and Lemmy, as well as many famous musicians. He has graciously made his photos available to Moore for this project and those pics have been invaluable to the completion of this project.
In their attempt to create the best representation possible, Moore has been working closely with Glenn, including meeting with Kilmister’s friends and family and those that created his stage wear and clothing. Master craftsman Pascal Davayat– Hollywood Riff Raff (Lemmy’s Bootmaker and master leather craftsman, Instagram Etsy Flicker), has an extensive background working with enormous names and made his work available to Moore and spent time explaining each detail of his boots, so they are replicated with painful dedication. Moore has also photographed and inspected them extensively. Even the patterns have been procured from his personal craftsman, in order to complete this visage of Lemmy.
Moore states: “I want to acknowledge the hard work of Katon de Pena of Hirax, for making all this happen by raising the cash through his campaign. I really appreciate all the kind words, the support in person and over social media for this project, as well as the passion Katon has displayed throughout this process.”
Moore has completed his new website: www.paintingsbytravis.com that contains the large scale Sharpie pieces Moore normally creates and he continues to provide updates via social media: Twitter, ArtofTravis FaceBook , PaintingsbyTravis FB, Instagram