Tag: Fine art

Miniature sculptures in progress 

Fine Art 7 Jul 2016

My miniature, poetic Japanese Netsuke-inspired sculptures are cast in bronze and are set with a variety of precious stones. 

Here the little Owl and Pussycat are being set with black rose-cut diamonds and white brilliants.

The precious little pieces are very labour intensive and each piece takes a few weeks on production. 
Tortoise from the great race with Hare, is being set with Rubies. In this picture, the bronze is prepared but as yet, un-patinated. The finished Tortoise has a cold green verdigris patina mounted upon a block of sandstone.

The collection of miniatures is growing steadily they also all have the potential, as maquettes, to be made to full size sculptures in bronze.

My Big Octopus sculpture on patinated stainless steel

Art, copper nickel sculpture, Sculpture/art 16 Jul 2013

octopus sculpture

Copper Nickel Octopus

My Big Octopus sculpture on patinated stainless steel

Big Octopus sculpture in Copper Nickel

The copper nickel cast Octopus sculpture is a very unusual piece. The underlying theme is the spiral and the Octopus works incredibly well in the round.
The copper nickel has a subtle cold green patina applied and is mounted on a stainless steel base plate.