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.
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.
Goddess is a sculpture by Stephen that depicts the North Westerly Wind that blows a gale in the western Cape South Africa
Goddess the North Westerly Wind she brings the rains…
In Wax for bronze
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.
Here is another selection of my limited edition, miniature bronze sculptures, mounted on their Ebony and Aluminum bases.
A few of the editions are set with precious stones such as Diamonds, Tanzanites, and Rubies, in search of a Japanese Netsuke inspired aesthetic.
Sitting Eagle Owl on his post up high, is rather a plump downy fellow.
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.
Spotted Eagle Owl in silent Flight is mounted upon its wing-tips…
Little Hedgehog with diamonds, is rather a snuffly, prickly character…
Owl sits free in a rare tree with Diamonds on Ebony.
Owl up high sailing the night sky with Diamonds on Aluminium.
A wizened Duck, what a bit of luck on Ebony
Mephistopheles the studio cat
The Owl and Pussycat
Goldfish, liberated from his bowl, gilded on glass.
Cheetah barely touches the ground as if flying, a dreamlike image in bronze, with much underlying tension and dynamic movement.
Cheetah in mid flight
Cheetah being inspected by Meph’s our studio cat..
Pics by; Jaques Ensink