Guy Tedesco is an artist and sculptor living in Mount St. Francis, Indiana. His work spans many artistic styles and media. Mr. Tedesco describes his artistic vision:
"The focus of my career is in the fine arts with an emphasis on creating sculpture. I utilize any medium and artistic style at my disposal to best make my vision of a particular project into reality. I see art by its simplest definition as a means of communication. Whether the message is an expression of deep multi-layered theological concepts or a simple remind to relax and enjoy life, I feel that art should always express something.
Depending upon their reasons for conceptualization, art and design projects need to be reflective of a multitude of variables. They need first and foremost to be expressive of their message. They must be reflective of both the artist who creates them and the patron who commissions them. They must be true to their medium and perfectly mesh with their surroundings. They must be created with the highest level of craftsmanship and the finest materials available."
This gallery shows a few pieces of Mr. Tedesco's work created with the help of Smooth-On materials.
- Standing Tall: Artist Guy Tedesco poses with his larger than life sculpture of Thomas Jefferson.
- Tedesco's sculpt of Jefferson's features presents a ''confident, energetic person with a true sense of determination and purpose.''
- Jefferson's ruffled collar and clothing detail.
- Viewed from behind.
- The sculpted figure of Jefferson is designed to be visually appealing from all angles of view with a natural contrapposto flow to its form.
- A mold is then made of the clay sculpture using Smooth-On brushable rubber. Wax can then be cast and used in a lost-wax process to create a cast bronze reproduction.
- Standing Tall: Artist Guy Tedesco stands with the bronze casting of Thomas Jefferson installed.
- Cast bronze cruciform created for Sacred Heart Church. Smooth-On mold rubbers were used in an intermediary step in the lost-wax process.
- The flowing fabric actually provides structure to the cruciform.
- Viewed from the ground, the cruciform has a dramatic presence within the church walls.
- Close-up view of the cast bronze cruciform at Sacred Heart Church. Tedesco captures the emotion masterfully.
- Tedesco's attention to detail is precise even though many church patrons will never see the piece at such a close distance.
- Cast bronze sculpture of St. Francis. Smooth-On mold rubbers were used in an intermediary step in the lost-wax process.
- Beautiful altars made from Smooth-On's duoMatrix® NEO®.
- Viewed from behind, the altar has the look of real stone