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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.

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Enteroctopus sculpture- finishing touches

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I form the volumes with large sheets of soft synthetic wax and use heat to fuse some of the surface areas of texture on the sculpture .

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A month of working on my sculpture of a giant Octopus

The sculpture of a giant Octopus on completion in wax for bronze.
The sculpture of a giant Octopus on completion in wax for bronze.

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Stephen working on the Giant South Pacific Octopus

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Octopus sculpture with a gorgeous new verdigris patina

Somewhat bored with its translucent blue brown patina, I heated up my bronze Octopus maquette and applied some Verdigris..DSC_7663

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With some heat and Cupric nitrate, the growth of a beautiful verdigris on the bronze Octopus.

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Bronze Octopus sculpture
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My Bronze Octopus with its lovely new verdigris patina.
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My Big Octopus sculpture on patinated stainless steel

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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.

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Octopus sculpture

 Octopus sculpture

Octopus Maquette
Medium: Copper Nickel on glass
Edition: 15