Fennec Fox 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 £35. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £6).
Foundry Bronze Price £125. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £10).
Size of sculpture without base: H:80 W:60 D:38 mm (H:3 1/8 W:2 3/8 D:1 1/2 inches)
Bronze Resin weight: 40g (1.4 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.
The intention behind the Fennec Fox sculpture
I modelled this Fennec Fox sculpture because my mother sculpted one when I was young and the one she created was really lovely. So I’ve always thought of them and was very happy to model a small version for the’ Great and Small Sculpture’ range. They’re relatively unknown creatures, but it’s always a joy when someone recognises it and takes one home to enjoy themselves.
They’re relatively unknown creatures, but it’s always a joy when someone recognises it and takes one home to enjoy themselves. I can provide different bases for the Fennec Fox and have other photos of it on rocks or bases of different sizes and shapes.
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 fur lies over its muscles or alters its shape, and the animal’s different poses and attitudes.