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My World of Art
multi-media visual artist of Iloilo City,
Philippines
Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo 
THE MOLDING, CASTING AND BRONZING OF THE LIN-AY
This gallery pertains to some technical things that happen to the Lin-ay, such as the making of the mold, the casting into wax, and the casting into bronze. These processes, which are basically foundry business, are not very easy for the layman to understand. But perhaps the photos that you will find here will somehow give you an idea.
One of the sad things we witnessed in the making of the Lin-ay was when the model, after if it has been completely finished, was then cut up into small pieces in preparation for its molding and casting into bronze. This had to be done as the whole Lin-ay, all fifteen feet of it could not possibly fit into the firing kiln of the foundry. It was indeed very sad to see the different parts of the Lin-ay separate 
from its main body.
But it had to be done...
foundry workers cleaning the mold...
...the different parts of the Lin-ay.....

R: foundry workers preparing the casting of the different parts of 
the Lin-ay...
the mold of the *Education* panel of the pedestal...
the mold of the *Sugar Cane Farming* panel of the pedestal...
the wax mold of the *Rice Farming* panel of the pedestal...
the wax mold of the *Fishing* panel of the pedestal...
the wax mold of the head of the Lin-ay...
Foundry Owners, the Herbichs (Karl, without shirt; Franz, in red shirt)  preparing the Lin-ay for bronzing...
the firing begins...
bronze is melted and then poured into the molds...
the removal and cleaning of the casts...
the bronze parts of the monument are then cleaned, assembled and then polished to a golden sheen...
Engineers of FF Cruz & Co., the Engineering Firm doing the construction of the new Iloilo City Hall at the time, discuss with Foundry Owner, & Manager Franz Herbich how the Lin-ay should be installed on top of the dome of the New City Hall...