"you and me" (2015)
Limited edition sculpture by Yenny Cocq

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  • Limited edition sculpture, Other
  • From a limited edition of 99
  • Size: 4 × 2 × 2 in
  • Signed and numbered on the back

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Yenny Cocq

United States

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Artist's description:

Bronze sculpture
Romantic sitting figurines
Size: 4"
Stone: Travertine or Texas Shellstone
Available in traditional bronze patina

These small bronze figurines are loose and not attached, they can be moved around, played with or be permanently mounted on a pedestal or stone base.

Also indicate, by sending a quick note 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 similar to the picture.

The little bronze people can be placed nicely and neat on the shelf, mantle, windowsill, or on a found rock too. I could create a custom listing for you if you want the figures only without the base. ( there usually is a discount too) This is especially important if you live in Australia. I cannot send natural stone to Australia, the customs authorities won't allow them in.

If you want to get more creative I have two small birds to choose from and a few cats and dog too;) let me know...

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.

Materials used:

Bronze, natural stone