BABY ORANGUTAN SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Baby Orangutan sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Baby Orangutan statue and baby orangutan garden ornament.
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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.
Metric – H: 40 W: 35 D: 35 centimetres
Imperial – H: 16 W: 14 D: 14 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Baby Orangutan sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Foundry Bronze Edition: 225
Bronze Resin Edition: 225
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I created this sculpture to raise awareness and money for the Orangutan Appeal. I’ve been performing commissions for many years, and occasionally I have an opportunity to sculpt something entirely for myself. I want my work to support love and care of animals of every type. I have huge respect for fellow artists using their work to raise the profile of charitable causes, and while my focus has been towards dogs and cats charities, I wanted to sculpt a piece that supported an endangered species that needs our help.
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.
I wanted to model a baby, to capture the attention of the viewer with something appealing and life-sized. Orangutan babies are very similar to human ones and I hoped the pose, reaching out its hand would help the little orangutan create a sympathetic connection with its viewer
How it was made
In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of baby orangutans in a variety of poses and modelling it in clay. The Baby Orangutan sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support.
Once I’d sculpted the crane statue 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.
[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.”
Delivery & returns
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.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you 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.
Commissioning a bespoke wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own baby orangutan statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.