Romantic sitting figurines
Size: 4.5" without stone base
Stone: Travertine or Texas Shellstone (if you do not want the stone let me know and I create an adjusted listing for you)
Available in traditional bronze patina ( upon special request polished or stained in a shade or red or blue)
These 4.5" bronze figurines are loosely sitting and not attached, they can be moved around, played with. Or upon request be permanently mounted on a pedestal or stone base. A stone base is included but please indicate if you like a rustic or smooth travertine stone.
They are modular to create one of a kind assemblies of my little people families. "Caress" can also be the little larger alternative "parents " pair to start a family. It could be an ideal wedding gift, children can be added later as the family grows. (this only works if they are not mounted, please indicate which version you like)
Please send a quick note if you want add a little girl or boy, I have 3 girls and 3 boys to choose from (Small ' toddler size", medium, large) Also indicate if you want them loosely sitting or permanently mounted on a base. All stone bases are unique. I have rustic or smooth travertine with crystal enclosures or Texas shell stone with fossilized shell imprints.
I will send you an image if you like, otherwise it is going to be as block similar to the picture.
If we decide on the number of children the price varies. I will create a separate listing for you.
The little bronze people can be placed nicely and neat on the shelf, mantle, windowsill, or on a found rock too.
If you want to get more creative I have two small birds to choose from and a few cats too;)
Description of creation and casting process for my larger work.
Creating an original bronze sculpture is quite involved and labor intensive. I start out modeling the original either in clay or another sculpting material from wax to wood. I sculpt with the human emotion and connectedness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond. Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created from the original. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mold. When it's hardened if can easily be released. The unfinished wax copies are carefully reworked with sculpting tools. Once the waxes are to my satisfaction, I send them to the foundry. They attach the spruces, dip them into a ceramic mixture until a shell of about an inch has built up. Then they are adding the waxes in their shell to the kiln. The wax is molten out and the negative is retained in the ceramic shell mold. Thereafter the liquid bronze ( it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed.
The cleanup takes a while and the shell is destroyed with power tools and the rough bronze is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back for finishing. Some welding might be necessary, metal cutting and chasing and sanding. After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned the patina is applied either with heat or cold. The application takes a while to oxidize. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the desired result. Then parts are highlighted by polishing and a protective coating is sprayed on as a last finishing stage.
Bronze, natural stone