BABY SQUIRREL SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze Baby Squirrel sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Baby Squirrel statue and squirrel ornament for the home.
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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: 4 W: 9.5 D: 8 centimetres
Imperial – H: 2 W: 4 D: 3 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Baby Squirrel 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 casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Baby Squirrel sculpture was something I made for myself to show at my college’s graduate show. I participated in the programme because I wanted to get back in touch with my own art practice, and at the same time, with all my amazing students returning to The Art Academy!
I created a number of sculptures with an animal/nature theme, and the baby squirrel sat inside a log, which I displayed vertically on a wall. The squirrel lay amongst a nest of moss and leaves, safe inside a hole within the log itself. The whole piece was meant to bring a little piece of the outside inside, and show a way of working with the existing beauty of nature in a non-invasive and complementary way.
How it was made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Baby Squirrel sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Baby Squirrel 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.
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Delivery & returns
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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 squirrel 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.