The Affinity, Girl and Horse sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Handmade in England.
H:270 W:265 D:110 mm
H:10.6, W:10.4 D:4.3 inches
Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze
Bronze Resin (Limited Edition 50) Price £525. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).
Foundry Bronze (Limited Edition: 50) Price £2,250. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).
To purchase the Affinity, Girl and Horse sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour and weight 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.
The intention behind the Affinity, Girl and Horse sculpture
The Affinity, Girl and Horse sculpture is based on my niece, and her horse Spirit. I was inspired by her special bond with the horse that she’d raised as a foal. I based this sculpture on one very special photograph that convey the feeling of companionship and affection that I wanted.
I modelled Affinity in wax, then a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. A shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.