Running Warthog sculpture

Fine Art 5 Sep 2016

Running Warthog in Bronze, life size, is one of my flagship sculptures on a potential edition of nine castings in bronze.

 Warthog in Patination. 

Before Patina the bronze sculpture is sandblasted and the integration of the textured weld lines, the ‘fettlng’is carefull checked…

My favorite layered patina is a base of Ferric nitrate with Cupric in the textured recesses. 

The result is a beautiful translucent coppery red brown with turquoise greens giving depth to the volumes of the sculpture.

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My Portfolio: I am a sculptor and artist. I studied Fine Art at Mandela Metropolitan University. I worked as a fettler and an artisan at a bronze foundry for a couple of years. I was a teacher of sculpture at Somerset College for four and a half years and also lectured space and volume at Stellenbosch University for a short period. I did teach sculpture privately. I have a public studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa. I do private and corporate commissions on sculptural portraiture, animal and bird sculptures. Sculptures are made in wax, plasticine or plaster before I have them cast in bronze. I am currently represented by the George Thornton Art Gallery in the UK, Nottingham, where I have sculptures on Exhibition. Locally in South Africa I have a few bronze sculptures at the Posthouse Gallery as well as an extensive collection of bronze sculptures at my Studio Gallery, 44 Church Street Stellenbosch South Africa. I do illustrative pen and ink drawings and the occasional lithograph. My other website is www.stephenrautenbach.co.za and www.stephenrautenbach.com

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