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Bob Colker
P O Box 270194
Austin, Texas 78727


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F.A.Q.

Are your acrylic sculptures "signed"?
How can I tell where the "front" of your sculpture is?
How are your acrylic sculptures made?
How do I clean the acrylic sculptures?
How is the color applied?
Will the color come off or fade?
My sculpture arrived and had some minor scratches, "fogged areas" or other imperfections. Why?
Does the artist accept commissions?
Are all your sculptures abstract? Can you make me a sculpture of a "horse" and it looks like a horse?
Can you use my business logo as a basis for a sculpture?
Can you make me a sculpture using any colors I want?
Is the artist available to appear in person?

Are your acrylic sculptures "signed"?
All my acrylic sculptures are signed. In order to accomplish this I utilize a special tool with a diamond point. I then write (engrave) my signature and the date it was sculpted and finished. In order to see this signature, you must sometimes hold the sculpture at an angle to the light.

How can I tell where the "front" of your sculpture is?
I always try to sign my sculptures so the signature is toward the front. With all sculptures sold, I include a picture and I mark the picture where it is signed. I also sign the picture for you.

How are your acrylic sculptures made?
I start with flat, sheet acrylic. Using special chisels I sculpt out the design I have envisioned. I then use a torch to smooth over any jagged edges. This is a necessary step as acrylic can be very jagged. I then inspect the entire sculpture to ensure that no jagged edges can hurt anyone who might touch the sculpture. At this time, I "frost" those areas I wish to be opaque. This is done by hand and no chemicals are used in that process. If I wish color to be applied I do so now using specialy blended acrylic paints.

After the coloring agents have dried, I bake the flat acrylic piece (either colored or clear) in ovens. When the acrylic has reached a temperature near its melting point, I remove the piece from the oven and form it by hand. It must be pointed out here that the acrylic is very unforgiving. If the temperature is not correct, I run the risk of breaking the art. Once broken, it must be thrown away.

I would also like to point out the the acrylic "has a mind of its own". I do not control the final shape. The acrylic assumes the shape it wants. For this reason, I do not have the total control over the piece that one normally associates with an artist and his work. During the process of making the sculpture bubbles, distortions, cloudy areas may form. This is a part of the art and I am unable to prevent this.

How do I clean the acrylic sculptures?
You may clean my acrylic sculptures by using a soft, clean cloth and Windex or Pledge. You would not want to attempt to clean the color infused areas as some color may rub off on your cloth. This is normal and does not affect the coloring of the piece. Of course, you do not want to use any abrasive cleaners on the acrylic sculptures.

How is the color applied?
The color is applied by hand using a brush or other means. The color must be applied to the area that is sculpted as opposed to the smooth acrylic.

Will the color come off or fade?
The color will not come off unless it is vigorously rubbed with some sort of chemical. Acetone should never be used on the sculpture. With normal cleaning, the color may slightly rub off on your cloth but should not come off. All colors may slightly fade over a period of time.

My sculpture arrived and had some minor scratches, "fogged areas" or other imperfections. Why?
Acrylic is a very unforgiving medium. Some scratching, clouding, bubbles, or distortion is normal and is not preventable with my current art form.

Does the artist accept commissions?
Yes the artist will accept commissions. I am limited by the size of the acrylic sheets and the type of oven needed to make the acrylic art. If you have something in mind, please contact me so we may discuss as to price and my ability to provide what you want.

Are all your sculptures abstract? Can you make me a sculpture of a "horse" and it looks like a horse?
All my sculptures are abstract. I am not able to make you a "horse" sculpture.

Can you use my business logo as a basis for a sculpture?
Yes, I am able to duplicate your logo. Please provide a color picture and a requested size and I will contact you with the estimated price.

Can you make me a sculpture using any colors I want?
The acrylic only allows me to use "jewell" colors such as ruby, emerald, or amethyst. I have tried other colors and they do not look as good as I want. If you have a special color sceme that you would like to blend with, then please contact me and give me an idea what you want. Every effort will be made to accomodate you and your desires.

Is the artist available to appear in person?
The artist is available to appear in person. Please contact me to discuss this as to schedule and cost.