The Asian mythological creatures ‘Kirin’ represent prosperity and luck for MGM’s new resort. The four sculptures were commissioned for the opening of City Center for their special events center. A small maquette was created first for client approval. Then the full-size styrofoam sculpture of the basic form was covered with clay for high detail work. A silicone mold was made and multiple fiberglass parts cast. Finished with a durable faux finished bronze patina.