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 & Memorial Ironwork