- Where can I purchase Lynn Rae Lowe’s artwork?
Some of Lynn Rae’s artwork is available for purchase at our web shop. You can also purchase Lynn Rae’s artwork from galleries displaying her work. Custom requests welcome please contact us in the manner that suits you best.
- What is a “hot patina”?
Patina is a colored effect that is attained by heating the metal sculpture with a torch and then treating it with various chemicals to achieve the desired coloration. This is not a paint, which would only cover the color of the metal. Patina chemicals react with the metal and actually change the it’s surface color. See The Bronze Process for more information.
- What is “cold patina”?
When color is applied without heat it is referred to as a cold patina. This is the method I use on aluminum, steel and sometimes copper . My patina is transparent so the characteristics of the particular metal are enhanced, not covered by an opaque surface.
- Can I Place the work out of doors?
Elements can affect patina. All metal is organic and therefore in a constant state of change. We recognize this when we see copper that is turning blue or green or brass when it tarnishes. Aluminum can be placed on an east or north side of the house and maintain its appearance for a long time. If it’s going to face south or west it should have an overhang.Steel always stands a chance of oxidizing , which is commonly referred to as rust.
- Can I place a bronze sculpture outdoors?
That is for you to decide. Patinas can and do react to their environment. A good example is copper, which turns green. If this work is placed outdoors, you can expect some variation the patina as the piece ages. Some of our pieces are powder coated, which helps to protect the patina against the elements. See Care of Bronze for cleaning instructions.
- How are edition numbers for the bronze sculptures determined?
The number of duplicates the artist allows to be cast from the original determines the edition number.
- Are the steel home decor items sturdy enough to be used regularly?
Yes, the pieces are made using a high gauge mild steel and will certainly hold up under normal use. See The Steel / Aluminum Process for more information about the steel artwork.
- Can you actually use the candleholders?
Yes, they were designed with form, function and easy maintenance in mind. See Care of Steel / Aluminum for cleaning instructions.
- Do Care Instructions and Descriptions come with each piece?
Yes, descriptive cards and care instructions are included with each piece of art.
- Can you make the design a little longer, shorter, taller, etc…?
We do customize many of our designs. Custom design time may not be immediately available, based on existing creative commitments. All custom pieces require a non-refundable, minimum $25.00 deposit in order to create a quote plus there is a $100 deposit required to do design changes, both of which are credited toward the purchase of the piece. Once a final design for a commissioned or custom piece is approved by the buyer, a 50% deposit of the total purchase price must be made to begin the work. Please contact us if you are interested in a custom piece of art.