Fawn Sculpture

 

Fawn sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Open edition, from the ‘Great and Small Sculpture’ small animal range. Handmade in England.

Fawn sculpture front view
Fawn

 

Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze

Bronze Resin Fawn £40. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £5).

Bronze Resin Fawn in Shell  £45. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £10).

Foundry Bronze Fawn £125. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £5).

Size: H:40 W:70 D:55 mm (H:1 9/16 W:2 3/4 D:2 3/16 inches)

Bronze Resin Weight: 80g (2.8 oz.)

Foundry Bronze Weight: 260g (9 oz.)

 

To purchase this sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour can vary slightly.

Materials explained

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 Fawn sculpture

I modelled this Fawn sculpture because I really admire the deer sculpture of several other animal sculptors past and present. The deer is iconic in Britain and I’ve seen beautiful life-size artworks belonging to clients. I’d like to sculpt a deer on that scale one day, it brings the woodland into our gardens. For now, I was happy to do something smaller and bring the woods into our homes.

I enjoy the cuteness of the fawn sculpture, but I wanted to introduce an unexpected element into the sculpture. The shell variant adds something curious and unusual, yet the contrasting shape is still complementary, allowing the fawn to nestle comfortably within.

When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life, but in this case, I used lots of photos. They helped to show the animal’s anatomical features, the way its hair lies over its muscles and alters its shape, and their different poses and attitudes.

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