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Pangolin being patinated

Pangolin locally known as Ietermagog is my latest sculpture character cast in bronze. 

The Pangolin is a silent, mysterious mammal, a beautifully armoured beast.

 I have made her female and she is curled up in a characteristic defensive manner, though here she reveals herself to the viewer.

She is another tactile, interactive sculpture, made to place and handle without a fixed position.

She forms a spiral, representative of the spiral of life.

These lovely creatures are sadly being hunted to extinction.

This is a monumental bronze sculpture, dedicated to the plight of the Pangolin.

ED 12.

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Studies for the Spotted Eagle Owl from my ‘The dream of Shrews’ sculpture


Pitt stick on Fabriano

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Stephen Sculpting a large Riverine Rabbit


The very beginning sculpting process, involves melting and coloring wax slabs, a polystyrene armature and concentration!

The Rabbit volumes are being assembled in wax. 

It’s not your common garden variety bunny, a rare-rabbit…

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A peek into my Sculpture Studio and gallery

 

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A bookish nook
  
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Sculpting the dream
    
Malachite Kingfisher, bronze sculpture
Bronze Kingfisher
 

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Miniature Bronze collectables with precious stones

Here is another selection of my limited edition, miniature bronze sculptures, mounted on their Ebony and Aluminum bases.

Little Sprinting Hare A few of the editions are set with precious stones such as Diamonds, Tanzanites, and Rubies, in search of a Japanese Netsuke inspired aesthetic.

Horned Eagle Owl

Sitting Eagle Owl on his post up high, is rather a plump downy fellow.

PangolinMaquette

The Pangolin or ‘Ietermagog’ is an interactive sculpture that is made to pick up off of its base. He makes a spiral, curled into a ball.

EagleOwlIInFlight

Spotted Eagle Owl in silent Flight is mounted upon its wing-tips…

Hedgehog

Little Hedgehog with diamonds, is rather a snuffly, prickly character…

Spotted Eagle OwlOnTree

Owl sits free in a rare tree with Diamonds on Ebony.

Owl in FlightDiamonds

Owl up high sailing the night sky with Diamonds on Aluminium.

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            A wizened Duck, what a bit of luck on Ebony                                                  
cat sculpture
Mephistopheles the studio cat
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The Owl and Pussycat
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Goldfish, liberated from his bowl, gilded on glass.
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Cheetah sculpture

Cheetah barely touches the ground as if flying, a dreamlike image in bronze, with much underlying tension and dynamic movement.

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Cheetah in mid flight
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Cheetah being inspected by Meph’s our studio cat..

Pics by;   Jaques Ensink

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Art Fine Art Giant Octopus Sculpture sculptures of Sea Creatures Stephen Rautenbach Wax

Kraken sculpture (giant Octopus)

The Kraken is in its beginning stages in the studio