Into the weld

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Into the weld, because that's the way you should look at my bronzes. You should look inside -- you should get an image when you look at the piece and go into your subconscious and travel. You see the immediate thing and then you stop trying to think about it and then start traveling within it. The bronze never stays the same because you always changing.

 

Many sculptures featured in the Gallery are for sale.  Please contact Bernie for details

 

 

 

Sculptures by Bernard Dal Mazzo

Black Rain (listen to podcast below)

John and Judy's Cabin

Judy wanted a bronze scultpure featuring her log cabin and the creek and surrounding areas so these are some photos to get an idea what the cabin itself looks like.

Elvis Guided Me

24 Elvis Guided Me'Elvis guided me'A Bandon man was a $54 1.50 winner in last Saturday's Mega Bucks Oregon Lottery drawing.Bernard DalMazzo, a local sculptor who has lived in the area for number of years, picked five out of six needed numbers on a ticket purchased at Ray's Sentry. Dal Mazzo said he believes his win was guided by an unseen force."As I was playing the Mega Bucks last Thursday, I noticed a reflection on the screen," DalMazzo said. "Al first I thought it was somebody standing behind me, but I turned and there was no one there. But I could still see an image of a white jacket with sequins. I thought it might be Liberace, but then I saw that the sideburns were darker. After that my hands were guided."DalMazzo added that he is a firm "Elvis is Alive" believer. When asked what he would do with his money, he said he was going to "buy Alcatraz and make it into a tourist attraction."All joking aside, DalMazzo said he was delighted with his win and thinks most folks in Bandon are "too serious." - Bernie DalMazzoFrom 'the world newspaper' 1989

Bronze Kansashi Hairpin with Rudraksha Seed

$29.99


Kansashi (or Kanzashi 1) were used by women in Samurai families for both fashion and as a last resort weapon.  Bernie has recreated this Edo style Kansashi in bronze using a Rudraksha seed. 

I wanted to create a line of decorative defensive accessories for women in the tradition of the samurai kansashi -- where in an emergency the hairpin could be used to jab an attacker in the eyes or neck. This is the first of that line of bronze work.

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1) from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudraksha: Rudraksha Mala has been used by Hindus (as well as Sikhs and Buddhists) as rosary at least from the 10th century [7] onwards for meditation purposes and to sanctify the mind, body and soul. The word Rudraksha is derived from Rudra (Shiva—the Hindu God of all living creatures) and aksha (eyes). One Hindu legend says that once Lord Shiva opened His eyes after a long period yogic meditation, because of extreme fulfillment He shed out a tear. This single tear from Shiva’s eye grew into the Rudraksha tree.

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Bernie works on a bronze table sculpture

Stay away from Brasso or other metal cleaners... stick with very small amounts of mineral or olive oil apply with a hanky. The more you rub the bronzes the more depth and color you'll get.

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