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Attention: This has been a very popular piece. I have only a few cast right now and they still need finishing work. Due to the wonderful response and support on artfinder I am extremely busy in the studio. So please be patient... ;-)
The third image that shows size is important for you to consider if you want to purchase a larger pair or a small one. They are cast using very different casting methods. The larger pairs are cast in a fine art foundry and are solid bronze.

This exquisitely finished pair of bronze lovers is without it's seat 8" tall ( with base 10-14")
These figures are separate yet nested together mounted on a travertine base. Finished in dark bronze patina with highlights. If you like the pair without the base (overseas shipping) I will discount $120

These sculptures have been created in the ancient lost wax casting method.

Size: 8.0in H x 4.4in W
Natural stone base will vary; approx. .8''H x 4''W x 2.5 ''D.

Dark brown patina with golden highlights is always available.
A custom patina adds $200 to the total cost. Please allow a minimum of 3 weeks of time.

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.

Materials used:

Bronze, natural stone

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Yenny Cocq

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