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.

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 HareA 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.

PangolinMaquette

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.

EagleOwlIInFlight

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

Hedgehog

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

Spotted Eagle OwlOnTree

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

Owl in FlightDiamonds

Owl up high sailing the night sky with Diamonds on Aluminium.

nobirdy, bronze,miniature
            A wizened Duck, what a bit of luck on Ebony                                                  
cat sculpture
Mephistopheles the studio cat
#Owl,pussycat, bronze
The Owl and Pussycat
Gold, fish,goldfish
Goldfish, liberated from his bowl, gilded on glass.