“Seated Nude in Blue” bronze edition of 9
This piece has been cast in bronze by the Talos Art Foundry.
I usually start a new piece of work by bending a metal round bar in the workshop vice. Its a technique I have found that works well with my love of a natural curve. I created the first sculpture by playing with shapes in a basic armature. The shape was ‘found’ during working up the piece in clay. However my first attempt was much ‘squatter’ so I reworked the armature twice until I had a proportion that I found pleasing.
If you are starting to follow my work you will notice that I pay little attention to accurate size for arms or legs etc. I like disproportion as it helps to achieve a flowing line that satisfies my eye. I use no reference material for any of my sculptures which can greatly increase the time for making any piece, but the end effect I feel is more honest and more ‘me’.
I oversaw the patination and the effect in the hand is very striking. Its 40 cms tall so is a substantial weighty bronze which will have a good amount of impact in any home.
The bronze illustrated is no 1 of an edition of 9
Size: Overall height 40cms Weight 7.7 kilos (17lb)
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