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Vertical leafy sea dragon ‘hot-cast’ bronze!
Appendages detail ‘free-standing’
Leafy sea dragon face.
Left-right side leafy sea dragon.


‘LEAFY’ bronze seahorse leafy sea dragon sculpture. Sculpture - Limited Edition of 30

Kirk McGuire

United States

Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 7 W x 13 H x 10 D in

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About The Artwork

Leafy sea dragons are in the same family as the sea horse. They are delicate and whimsical creatures. Sea dragons are some of the most ornately camouflaged creatures on the planet. Hiding in meadows of seagrass or forest of kelp. A free-standing sculpture that can be exhibited almost anywhere. I really love that you can pick it up and hold it as well. The creation of this sculpture was a challenge and required that I construct a complex mold system to capture this sculpture. This piece is Assembled piece-by-piece, by me. Each wax appendage, is heat fused in its wax stage, onto the sea dragons torso, face and tail, each one, every time. An inspiring sculpture to-be-sure… My leafy sea dragon is ‘hot-cast’ entirely whole (put together in its entirety). And is most likely, one of the most delicate gravity-cast ‘lost-wax’ bronze castings, out there. Possibly in the world… Please contact me for questions:

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:30

Size:7 W x 13 H x 10 D in

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Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture (415) 497-7169 Commissions Artist Statement “I have always been obsessed with nature in general, especially our oceans and the diversity of wildlife. It is my inspiration! One of the things that I find fascinating is the unusual, unique species. I have observed (‘studied’) many forms of nature and wildlife, since early childhood. Logging every nuance and detail into my ‘minds-eye’, from my passion into useful information, used later when I am creating my sculpture. Along with countless hours of research and study. I’ve always felt, I have sort of a ‘Rolodex of species’ in my memory. To be ‘tapped into’ when sculpting. I am also inspired by the bronze age of man and the ancient history of ‘hot-cast-lost wax’. I sculpt in such a way as to emphasize equilibrium, harmony, movement, and rhythm, giving my creations an 'organic' feeling. My goal when creating, is to bring forth life in a heavy inanimate object, striving to make it appear ‘as light as air’. With my sculpture, I hope to raise awareness about the land and sea around us and the animals that live here. I try to capture the ethereal beauty of sea life. I love living, and sculpting on the edge of the ocean, and hope that creating my work will help bring a little bit of the outside inside. Every living thing has beauty and I try to show this. Please respect our world, respect “Mother Earth." Biography Born an artist with a lifelong curiosity for nature. His signature trait of capturing movement and detail is from his intense love of each species. Each sculpture is in hot cast bronze, using the ancient method of casting with lost wax. Making heavy stationary objects appear 'light as air' is another of his stand out traits. In 1984, Kirk embarked on a nine-year apprenticeship at the Monterey Sculpture Centre. Perfected his bronze technique based on experience and creation. Kirk McGuire is an accomplished sculptor. The elegance of his bronze work is prominent in all his creations, each a true piece of fine art in a limited edition. Over the course of his 39 year sculpting career, more than 1,500 unique bronze sculptures have been collected or exhibited around the world. Sold all over the world to the finest art galleries and collectors. Various magazine and Television articles, also commissioned by the Malaysian princess from Johor Bahru. 2016 'Legend' featured with Jim Harris, a pilot of Triton Submarines LLC.

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