BABY ORANGUTAN SCULPTURE
I really believe in the power of art to melt people’s hearts and touch them in powerful ways to really affect change in the world. I created this Baby Orangutan sculpture to raise awareness and money for the Orangutan Appeal. I want my work to support love and care of animals of every type. We already support animals charities with every one of our sales, but I was really moved by the specific plight of orangutans and wanted to do a piece specifically for them.
The Orangutan Appeal strives to protect remaining wild populations of orangutans by providing support and funding for projects across Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo. In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of orangutans in a variety of poses and modelling it in clay. I very much hope that one day I’ll be able to travel and visit these wonderful animals in the wild.
This bronze Baby Orangutan statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Orangutan sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze wildlife sculpture support the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 40 W: 35 D: 35 centimetres
Imperial – H: 16 W: 14 D: 14 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 225
Bronze Resin Edition: 225
Which Material to Choose
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for outdoor display as a garden or park ornament.
If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.
Learn more about security for outdoor sculptures…
This thought provoking Baby Orangutan statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Orangutan statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The Baby orangutan is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original sculpture, taken from a mould. Your Orangutan sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
The Baby Orangutan sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the statue was finished a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
The delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options. e.g. collection, express delivery for bulky sculptures etc.
International delivery is available. If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures.
Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you.
If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you. If a sculpture is broken in transit, it may be returned and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you or offer you a refund.
“I recently purchased a sculpture from Tanya (Baby Orangutan) wow its beautiful, I can highly recommend buying one of these beautiful sculptures, your purchase will help the survival of this endangered species.”
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Maintaining your sculpture – how to clean your bronze orangutan statue
Securing your outdoor sculpture – our recommendations about outdoor bronze statue security
Commission A Bespoke Wildlife Sculpture
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.
Follow The Artist
Keep up to date with Tanya's latest work!