These stone and bronze entry posts impose exactly as they are intended to- very. Welcome to a significant place, they say.
The bronze lions are inspired by the client’s antique door knockers. You’d think I’d have been sharp enough to have kept a shot of the knockers (not). They look good anyway. Bronze is always a nice change of pace, and handling stones this big is always a pleasurable challenge. Carved four sides from a solid block.
Doing a raised profile on a four-sided form… each flip of the stone gets a little trickier. Note the raised profile, carved on all four sides.
The main block of each post weighs about three thousand pounds; the caps are almost 5′ square and a foot thick. Welcome home!