Table-sized bronze Hummingbird sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Hummingbird statue and hummingbird 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: 29 W: 28 D: 14 centimetres
Imperial – H: 11 W: 11 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Hummingbird 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: Edition 12
Bronze Resin Edition: Edition 12
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Hummingbird sculpture was commissioned by a US developer, for as one of two sculptures to be placed outside their building in Seattle. It was intended to compliment a large wall painting of cherry blossom, and the original Hummingbird was a bronze colour feeding from bright pink flowers.
I was very glad opportunity to try something in foundry bronze with a bright coloured patina. The greens and blues on this piece make it more like a colourful jewel, and I chose the wing beat pose to instil the sense of dynamism the hummingbird is so well known for.
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 Hummingbird sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the hummingbird 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.
“We are SO EXCITED to have them onsite and I can’t wait until they are installed. We will certainly take lots of pictures/videos of the sculptures and our park and I will share them all with you. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you both and the sculptures are beautiful!!”
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 hummingbird 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.