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Final sculptural form of dog tags and soldier quotes

With each dog tag sculpted in wax or a hand-stamped coin, Baring-Gould created the final form for the sculpture. Quotes were represented in raised text to offer maximum impact, while the tags were composed to provide a rich juxtaposition of these symbols which represented the individuals who collectively served their country and community.

Once the form was complete, a rubber silicone mold of the sculpture was created. A wax positive was developed from the rubber mold, which was used to cast the bronze. After chasing and surface work, the piece was finished and patina applied.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios