‘LARGE STARGAZERS’ MAN AND DOG ON RING SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Large Stargazers’ Man and Dog sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Figure and Dog on Ring sculpture and abstract figurative ornament for the garden.
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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: 271 W: 182 D: 27 centimetres
Imperial – H: 107 W: 72 D: 11 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze ‘Large Stargazers’ Man and Dog on Ring 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 7
Bronze Resin Edition: Edition 7
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The ‘Large Stargazers’ Man and Dog on Ring sculpture was a public commission for a US developer to be placed outside their building ‘the M’. It is based on a smaller 80 centimetre tall stargazers sculpture, and was resized so a person could walk through the 6 foot ring.
The stargazers ring was created to explore simple lines and elegant forms. It draws the viewer’s eye upwards to the figure and dog standing on the top of the ring to reflect their upward gazing pose. The sentiment is uncomplicated allowing the viewer to identify with the companionship and shared experience of the figure and their dog. The two stand upon a textured ring, which symbolises that shared experience, and also the world they share and stand upon, within its context of the starry night sky.
How it was made
When I model people I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the person (and other people in similar poses). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features, and their different poses and attitudes.
The ‘Large Stargazers’ Man and Dog on Ring sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the ‘Large Stargazers’ Man and Dog on Ring 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.
“Thank you so much for all of your help in driving this to completion. 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 outdoor sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order outdoor sculpture, or your own man and dog standing on ring 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.