Greyhound sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Open edition, from the ‘Great and Small Sculpture’ small animal range. Handmade in England.
Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze
Bronze Resin Price £80. Includes uk delivery (international delivery £12.00)
Foundry Bronze Price £490. Includes uk delivery (international delivery £18.00)
Size: H:180 W:240 D:90 mm (H:7 W:9 7/16 D:3 9/16 inches)
Bronze Resin Weight: 560g (19.8 oz.)
Foundry Bronze Weight: 2400g (85 oz.)
To purchase this sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour can vary slightly.
Bronze Resin (known also as Cold Cast Bronze) is made from a polyester epoxy resin with real bronze powder mixed into the surface layer. The final product is patinated (a term that describes the reaction of chemicals with the bronze powder in the surface) to give it a very similar colour to foundry bronze.
Foundry Bronze is made from molten metal using the lost wax method. Bronze metal is a blend of copper and tin along with other metals to give different characteristics to the final product.
Both forms begin as a clay or wax sculpture, from which a mould is taken, but Foundry Bronze casting is a costly and time-consuming process. Cold Casting allows for faster production and a more affordable sculpture.
Greyhound sculpture from life
This greyhound sculpture is modelled on Malcolm, a retired racing greyhound owned by Printmaker Sue Corke. Sue is the Head of Print at The Art Academy.
Malcolm maintains the extraordinary leg muscles of a racer and has a wonderfully sweet temperament. I’ve often found that greyhound owners are some of the most loyal owners to the breed. I have a lot of admiration for organisations dedicated to finding ex-racers homes, like Forever Hounds Trust. And I hope that the sport will continue its improvements in the welfare of these wonderful animals.
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features, the way that hair or fur lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.