I have used Mephistopheles our studio cat as willing model for ‘Pussycat’.
He walks as if rubbing up against you stretched onto his tiptoes, three feet touching the base, with arched back.
He demands attention from the viewer.
I have elongated elements of his anatomy to accentuate his expression and his tail flicks in a charming ‘S’ spiral.
My second monumental-size sculpture cast in bronze.
Dedicated to the North Westerly winds, she brings rain to our thirsty Western Cape earth, a blowing, billowing, blustery storm wind.
She is a mythological piece following a similar thread of content as my ‘Cape Doctor’ a bronze sculpture of the South Easterly wind that I made some years ago.
The Cape Doctor, the beastly South Easterly that cleanses, here is my article link:
He is The South Easter and Bacchus and stands in a private garden in Stellenbosch South Africa.
The fumed patina gives a lovely turquoise on the bronze.
It is the first time that these sculptures from my portfolio on the underwater theme have been cast in bronze. They were previously copper-nickel cast.
I have been eagerly anticipating my Goddess sculpture in bronze, here are a few process photos of her in bronze assembly, pre-Patination.
She is an allegory of the North Westerly wind and will be patinated a lovely verdigris after the fettling stage.
Keep an eye on this space to see her on completion.
Close-up of one of my Eagle Owl studies in Pastel
Porcupine Maquette is quite an unusual character, such a prickly chap…
Presentation in my studio gallery, I delight in rare antique furniture, a touch of the classic, a regal Victorian Chiffonier sets off Contemporary bronze beautifully.
Riverine Rabbit in the studio this morning, he needs more wax, such a voluminous fellow!
Am doing some preparation and wax coloration before pouring slabs of colored wax to build volumes with.
Will keep you posted…
Goldfish is a theme that has developed with the growth of my personal goldfishbowl, my own mental construct.
Miniature Life-size goldfish, 23kt gilded bronze in crystal set with Red rubies.
We set our own limitations and have infinite growth potential…Goldfish Maquette 2 23kt gold on crystal has bubbles under his belly and his bowl is still growing…
This new splash is a big one…the logical growth..and the expanding mind..
Goldfish Maquette three in anticipation of liberation of the Goldfish…wax for bronze and note the concentric rings, he is becoming very much a part of the bigger pond.
With infinite growth potential.