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My new Octopus Maquette in the foundry process, almost completed.

The measurements of the ‘spec’ in fettling at the bronze foundry sets the measure for the rest of the sculpture’s limited edition of 12 possible castings and two artist proofs.

The next step in the process is the choice of patina, the chemical oxidization of the bronze as well as the patina of its stainless steel base.

I look forward to posting up once the sculpture is complete.

Pre-orders are now open for the first editions of this sculpture. Please DM me for further 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 www.stephenrautenbach.co.za and www.stephenrautenbach.com

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