King Baby founder and Chief Designer, Mitchell Binder, began his silversmithing career as a young teen in LA. Since that time, he has always been fascinated by the limitless possibilities of the precious metal as an artistic medium. Mitchell has been pushing himself artistically for many years (something King Baby fans can recognize in his unique and detailed designs) and he has decided to push the limits of his silversmithing artistry in both size and scale.
Many Chosen Few fans will be happy to know that Mitchell has produced his most exciting design to date and it is for sale as a piece of art you can display in your home, office, or retail shop: a 5lb, near life-size, sterling silver skull sculpture.
This new endeavor is a true passion project come to fruition. Mitchell says he’s been wanting to create larger scale silver sculptures for quite some time, but needed to perfect a new way to cast the size of the piece he wanted. As large metal sculptures are traditionally cast differently than jewelry,Mitchell was excited to rise to meet the challenge. He and the King Baby team honed and developed a way to cast, assemble, and solder this one-of-a-kind piece. The entire process took a total of six months to complete.
The pure size and scale of the skull aren't the only facets of the piece that push sculptural creative boundaries. This particular piece also includes rubies, diamonds, and 18k gold accents, so not only was a new way to produce the silver piece presented, but a new way to marry and set other precious metals and gemstone elements as well.
It comes as no surprise that this won’t be the only sculptural piece to appear in the King Baby roster - this piece is one of five that will be produced over time. Each skull will be completely unique and come encased in a glass display with a sterling silver etched plate autographed by Mitchell himself. And the most exciting part to all of this? Mitchell hopes to establish a foundry to create even larger scale pieces in the future! So keep your eyes peeled, King Baby fans, for more exciting works of art to come from this unstoppable creative force.