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Sculpture: Bronze on Bronze.
Ruby was one of the first life-models that I worked with at the start of my second year at the Florence Academy of Art (FAA). She was at the peak of an incredible career: moving between artists’ studios in New York, Paris, Oxford and Florence. We warmed to one another immediately. Before long, I asked Ruby if she would collaborate with me for my final sculpture at The Florence Academy of Art. She was delighted to accept.
18 months later, in April 2018, we stood together, ready to start. In the interim, I had gained technical competence and the ability to imbue my work with psychological presence. It was something that I had dreamed of for years and was just beginning to understand. Ruby had been around the globe and was soon to be in pursuit of a new challenge.
In March 2019 our life-size sculpture - Everything is Now - was commissioned in bronze by a private patron though an auction held at the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London. I re-invested the proceeds into having this scanned using a process called photogrammetry and a digital model made. I then had a reduction of the original sculpture 3D printed at 45 cm. I have since cast it a limited bronze edition of 10. You can see the evolution from 3D print to wax to bronze in the accompanying images.
- 2020 Coming Home, Aberdeen Artists Society
- 2020 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
These limited edition casts are made to order. The foundry has lead time of c.8-10 weeks. This means that you will have the opporunity to choose a bespoke patina for your cast.
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