EXQUISITE BRONZE COUPLE, 12 " sitting solid bronze sculptures. (without base)
I love this pair it's precious. Their legs are elegantly crossing while sitting reflectively in unison. She is cradled in his arm and they portray a feel of quiet reflexion in their togetherness.
The natural stone base is selected separately and upon approval. Then I will mount the sculpture on the base. ( The bases in the images are no longer available) Their weight is 1750g or 4 pounds plus base.
Bases vary in size weight and texture, some have crystal or enclosures. I find them in New Mexico in the quarry and only the nicest I pick for my work. If you are not living the the US I advise to find an appropriate base locally. A landscaping stone or fountain dealer will most likely have something attractive. Alternatively I can mount them on a flat, narrow base for shipping to the UK ( please inquire about options and make sure you are logged in to read my reply)
Please contact me prior to purchasing.
Please, before you enquire for a custom order and contact me, be aware that it takes me considerable time to create a custom lineup and take images for you and communicate. You need to be fairly certain that you want to commission a custom family. Sometimes I have all the little figures at hand other times I need to prepare them from scratch to even show you.
!!!!! Customs and Duties
Concerning customs and duties when shipping to the UK from the US. At times packages are held in customs. Please be aware that you should keep up with tracking information and if the package gets stuck you might need to contact the carrier locally.
A little description of creation and casting process:
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 connected ness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond. Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created and covered with plaster for multiple reuses for my larger work. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mould. When it's hardened if can easily be released from the mold. 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 and 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. Then the liquid bronze ( it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed.
The cleanup take a while and the rest is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back. Some welding might be necessary, metal cutting and chasing, sanding. After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned the patina is applied either with heat or 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 step.