The Girl Puzzle in Process

The Making of the Monument​

Below are images and videos documenting the complex process of bringing The Girl Puzzle monument to life. For detailed information on the bronze casting process, visit the artist's website here. Please check back periodically for updates. Thank you!

Fit & Weld Bronze Face 5

Add Mounting Hardware All 5 Faces

Patina All 5 Faces

Apply Gold Leaf Details

Crate & Deliver Finished Faces

Molding Face 4

Fit & Weld Bronze Face 3

Wax Casting Face 4

Bronze Casting Face 4

Molding Face 5

Wax Casting Face 5

Fit & Weld Bronze Face 4

Bronze Casting Face 5

Wax Casting Face 2

Molding Face 3

Fit & Weld Bronze Face 1

Bronze Casting Face 2

Wax Casting Face 3

Fit & Weld Bronze Face 2

Bronze Casting Face 3

Molding Face 2

Bronze Casting Face 1

Maquettes Created

Proofs scanned for enlarger

Proofs enlarged

Clay added to enlargements 

Molding Face 1

Wax Casting Face 1

Timeline of the Faces

3D Scans of Original Artist Maquettes

© 3D Scan of Nellie Bly Maquette

© 3D Scan of Asian American Woman Maquette

© 3D Scan of Young Child Maquette

© 3D Scan of African American Woman Maquette

© 3D Scan of Older Woman Maquette

CNC Enlargements of Maquettes

© Artist Amanda Matthews, Prometheus Art

In-Progress Images

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© Artist Amanda Matthews, Prometheus Art

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