Fine Art

My Fury/ Harpy progress

A recent comission based on Greek and Roman mythology now in the initial rubber molding process.

I have made her the first of three winged figurines and she stands soaking up the rising of the sun and it’s warmth on her skin for the first time.

She is a hybrid, with the wings of a Harpy Eagle.

Beneath her are birds of prey, as is she of nature, scenting the air before the hunt.

She stands around 75cm tall and is currently in wax for bronze, a Maquette for a half life size sculpture and the start of an exciting body of work.

I will post up images of her after assembly in bronze, exciting stuff!

By Stephen Rautenbach

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.
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