Bronzes

bronze casting
bronze casting

casting at Kilbaha foundry

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bronze Hare
bronze Hare

the drama of patination

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bronze hen
bronze hen

the classic standing hen

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bronze casting
bronze casting

casting at Kilbaha foundry

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"The artist's object is to make things not as Nature makes them, but as She would make them"

 

Raphael

 

Many of my pieces are birds and animals. What attracts me to a subject is the shape. As I draw it repeatedly I begin to think how it could be made; I begin to feel the shape in my hands. Drawings often turn into construction diagrams.

What I like to do is to take away detail - until there is only what is essential in order to identify the shape, and I play with how much a feature can be exaggerated to make the animal more characteristically 'itself'.

 

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