Every piece in this sculpture was designed off of the structure of a single butter knife and then poured in solid bronze. Great care was taken to transfer the floral design of the butter knife's handle to the finished product. It can be found on the back of the mantis' head, on both extended wings, the arms, on the front of the head, and also on the bottom of the abdomen. Its entire body has been heat treated and chemically patina'd. It weighs approximately 3 pounds and took 56 hours to complete. More photos could be provided if requested by a serious buyer. It is an original and one-of-a-kind piece.
10 X 7 X 5 inches- bronze
I collect misplaced utensils. These are found objects. Discarded, dirty, rusted…they have lost their purpose and value. I give them new life.
In designing my sculpture pieces I use only the utensil's form. The challenge of working with these devices, exactly as they are, has taught me a new way of seeing. This sight I hope to pass to others.
A fun little blurb about this particular piece: I had created the wax model to be perfectly symmetrical, but my mentor and I felt it was lacking something, so I spent 14 more hours reconfiguring its position and making sure it was balanced with the wing extended and the "arms" reaching out at different positions to create movement in the piece.
"Learn how to See. Realize that everything is connected to everything else." - Leonardo da Vinci
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