Goddess in bronze

Fine Art 15 May 2017

My second monumental-size sculpture cast in bronze.

 Dedicated to the North Westerly winds, she brings rain to our thirsty Western Cape earth, a blowing, billowing, blustery storm wind.


She is a mythological piece following a similar thread of content as my ‘Cape Doctor’ a bronze sculpture of the South Easterly wind that I made some years ago.

The Cape Doctor, the beastly South Easterly that cleanses, here is my article link: 

linkhttps://stephenrautenbach.com/2013/07/28/the-cape-doctor-bronze/


He is The South Easter and Bacchus and stands in a private garden in Stellenbosch South Africa.

Giant Goldfish making a splash in my studio

Fine Art 22 Jan 2017

Goldfish is a theme that has developed with the growth of my personal goldfishbowl, my own mental construct. 

Miniature Life-size goldfish, 23kt gilded bronze in crystal set with Red rubies.


We set our own limitations and have infinite growth potential…Goldfish Maquette 2 23kt gold on crystal has bubbles under his belly and his bowl is still growing…


This new splash is a big one…the logical growth..and the expanding mind..


Goldfish Maquette three in anticipation of liberation of the Goldfish…wax for bronze and note the concentric rings, he is becoming very much a part of the bigger pond.

 With infinite growth potential.

Bronze Pangolin 

Fine Art 20 Jan 2017

What a satisfying project! 

The Pangolin has such a wonderful tactile volume to it. 

She is curled into a life-sized armored ball and forms a dynamic asymmetric spiral depicted in her protective pose.

The 15Kg bronze sculpture is an interactive sculpture made to pick up and place as you please. Surface detail ranges from realism through to abstraction.