Fine Art

New Sunbird compositions on local floral blooms

These two delightfully mean little Sunbirds survey the garden from a vantage point perched upon a virgin bloom.

Medium; bronze. Size; l/b/h 15/20/44cm Edition; /12 the flower is also true to life, a local bloom, and the Sunbirds are life size.

The two sculptures work beautifully as a set, here below are the catalogue photos of the sculptures. as well as them placed in my sculpture studio Gallery;

Sunbirds pair on their virgin bloom;

Single Sunbird perched upon his ravished bloom;

Sunbird perched, smug after a good beak whetting! Size; l/b/h 25/25/44 cm on its patinated stainless steel box.

Below is the catalogue pics of the Sunbird sculptures without surrounds;

Both are currently available in the studio, please DM me for details.

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.
My other website is and

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