Intention behind the sculpture
The Geese sculpture is one of my earlier artworks. When I was young my Mum used to take my sister and I to a stud farm in Wales where geese were kept as guards. They used to chase anyone they perceived as a threat (including me!) My new studio is on a Welsh hill farm, so I occasionally wonder whether I should have geese. Though I admit the thought is often short-lived. Dogs are much safer!
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, the way that their feathers lie over their muscles, and their different poses and attitudes.
– Your geese sculpture raises money for rescued farm animals –
The Geese sculpture is part of my Charities Range. 10% of the proceeds go to the All Creatures Great & Small animal sanctuary. The sanctuary is based in Wales. It operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned farm animals and pets.
If you would like to commission a geese sculpture, or have an idea for another animal sculpture, I have some information about bespoke sculptures and pricing on my commissions page.
Suitable for indoor display and sized for the window-sill or mantlepiece. The Geese sculpture is a perfect animal sculpture gift for a special occasion.
Available to order when out of stock
If the Geese sculpture is out of stock, I can have one cast for you within 12 weeks. I can possibly have it cast in 4 weeks, if your sculpture is for a special occasion. Please be aware when buying the Geese statue for delivery to the US or other countries outside the EU, your local customs duties may apply, (this is most applicable to high value sculpture).
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.