FRAGILE LIFE FIGURE AND BEE SCULPTURE
“The ‘Fragile Life’ Figure and Bee sculpture is one of the first large sculptures that I did for myself. It is a progression of the animal relationship theme, and the abstracted technique I’ve been exploring through the Stargazers, Tenderness and Communion figures and animals.”
The beautiful bronze ‘Fragile Life’ Figure and Bee 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.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 210 W: 84 D: 66 centimetres
Imperial – H: 83 W: 33 D: 26 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Edition 12
Bronze Resin Edition: Edition 12
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.
This abstract figure and bee 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 ‘Fragile Life’ statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The ‘Fragile Life’ is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze ‘Fragile Life’ sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
The ‘Fragile Life’ Figure and Bee 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.
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Maintenance & Security
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Commission A Bespoke Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order sculpture, 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.