Bronze Bird Man

We like to think of these as Doves so offering a symbol of peace.

Our talented sculptor has cast and finished this in the dark and polished bronze which is a great effect!

Strong yet flexible, bronze is a sculptural material that has been employed in the decorative arts of Europe for millennia. There is something monumental and primordial about molten bronze and the age-old methods required to make one of our lost wax designs.

Lost wax needs a model of the design to be made in wax. The wax model is covered with clay, dried and heated. The wax melts and pours out (is lost) through flues, leaving a cavity the same as the original wax. Molten bronze is poured into the cavity completely filling the space. The clay is broken and a bronze model remains ready for sanding, chasing and finishing.

 

Size: approx 46cm wide x 109cm high.
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