Photos from the Hanuman Jade Patina Project
Several artists were involved in this momentous and awe-inspiring project for Patrick Kipper’s final touches in the Patination process. It’s only appropriate to mention them here: Holly Young, Bronze Sculptor and Artist, Kathy Page, Wax Chasing Artist, Bob Page, Metal Chasing Artist, Chris Buford, Metal Chasing Artist and Chris Gugelman, Metal foundry work. Each individual had a team of co-workers that played a significant role in materializing the spectacular Hanuman, currently standing tall in front of the picturesque Rudraksha Forest backdrop at Kauai Hindu Monastery.
The French term ‘“Patinuer’” means one that is an artist of Patination. Patrick Kipper is nationally recognized and respected in the bronze art world.
His portfolio includes bronze sculptures by renowned national and international sculptors, as well as an impressive restoration roster of works by artists such as Henry Moore, Fernando Botero, Francisco Zuniga, Daniel Chester French, Edgar Degas, Aristide Maillol, Frederick Remington, Erte, and Tony Smith.
Locally in Loveland, Colorado, he is venerated as the author of ‘Patinas for Silicon Bronze’ and ‘The Care of Bronze Sculpture.’ Both books have become the ‘bible’ for Conservators and Patinuers in the bronze art Industry.
His experience in the art of patination spans over 43 years, giving him one of the most knowledgeable patina palettes in the United States.
Patrick is also sought out in different parts of the world for his expertise and for his conservation project. His work today are found in galleries, museums and private collections.
Currently Patrick only presents workshops by request and on location for organizations such as art foundries and schools. He maintains a studio in Loveland, Colorado. Online, he can be found here.