This is the second of the edition, and I have barely resisted the temptation to encrust the bronze sculpture with precious stones.
The fable is mounted upon a base of African black wood, elevated on a pin of sterling silver.
I have used Mephistopheles our studio cat as willing model for ‘Pussycat’.
He walks as if rubbing up against you stretched onto his tiptoes, three feet touching the base, with arched back.
He demands attention from the viewer.
I have elongated elements of his anatomy to accentuate his expression and his tail flicks in a charming ‘S’ spiral.
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:
He is The South Easter and Bacchus and stands in a private garden in Stellenbosch South Africa.
The fumed patina gives a lovely turquoise on the bronze.
It is the first time that these sculptures from my portfolio on the underwater theme have been cast in bronze. They were previously copper-nickel cast.
I have been eagerly anticipating my Goddess sculpture in bronze, here are a few process photos of her in bronze assembly, pre-Patination.
She is an allegory of the North Westerly wind and will be patinated a lovely verdigris after the fettling stage.
Keep an eye on this space to see her on completion.
Close-up of one of my Eagle Owl studies in Pastel
Porcupine Maquette is quite an unusual character, such a prickly chap…
Presentation in my studio gallery, I delight in rare antique furniture, a touch of the classic, a regal Victorian Chiffonier sets off Contemporary bronze beautifully.