The unique portrait Love is Love sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Handmade in England.
Material: either Marble Resin or Foundry Bronze
Marble Resin (known as Cold Cast Marble) replaces bronze powder with marble dust for a smooth white finish.
Size: H:350 W:230 D:250 mm, H:13 W:9 D:10 inches
Marble Resin (Limited Edition 5) Price £875. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).
Foundry Bronze (Limited Edition 25) Price £3,250. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).
To purchase the Love is Love sculpture and discuss a plinth 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. Marble Resin is created in a similar way, but uses marble dust.
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.
The intention behind the Love is Love sculpture
This sculpture was created to express an emotion. It draws the woman and dog together with uninterrupted curves, intimately bringing the two faces together in a hug. Adopting my first dog was a really big part of my life and the emotional attachment we developed felt like the most comforting and powerful feeling possible. I’d like to do more sculptures of people interacting with animals, to draw non-realistic stylistic elements into the creation of more of my artwork. I very much look forward to the next time I sculpt a piece like my Love is Love dog sculpture, and have been thinking for a while about a piece involving a person and their