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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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The great race is on! Here Tortoise is in the lead with Hare fleet-footed in the distance…

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.

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Goddess in bronze

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.

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Bronze assembly pics of my Goddess sculpture 

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.

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Goddess sculpture

Goddess is a sculpture by Stephen that depicts the North Westerly Wind that blows a gale in the western Cape South Africa

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Goddess the North Westerly Wind she brings the rains

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In Wax for bronze

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Hedgehog

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

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

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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                                                  

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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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Kraken sculpture (giant Octopus)

The Kraken is in its beginning stages in the studio  

       

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Sculpting Owl on Infinity

Working at my Studio in Stellenbosch South Africa 

Wise Owl becomes the dream, perched on an infinity curve of time infinite.