Sprout Fund project update

The Sprout project is progressing. PHCA received images from Paul Bowden of the work in progress for the installation of his sculpture. We got the following email from Mr. Bowden —

Hello Everyone,

The bronze castings arrived about a week ago and I am at work finishing them.
This is what they looked like right out of the box. I am now grinding and filing away surface imperfections and casting flaws. Then I’ll weld on the backs and weld bronze into the deeper pits and holes, and grind and file all the excess welded bronze away. After all this I apply the green patina.

Here are the images —