‘LOST AT WAR’ ERITREAN GIRL SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl statue and kneeling girl 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: 70 W: 40 D: 37 centimetres
Imperial – H: 28 W: 16 D: 15 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl 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 25
Bronze Resin Edition: Edition 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl sculpture was done in response to the plight of the people of Eritrea, where conscription is indefinite and amounts to modern day slavery. There is a custom in their country, that when the men go to war they leave their sandals for their children, to keep remembering them. I learned about the custom from an old boyfriend who’d fled the country, and wanted to show how the legacy of the war with Ethopia affected its survivors. and those left behind.
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 ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the ‘Lost At War’ Eritrean Girl 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 don’t yet have written testimony for this sculpture.
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 Eritrean girl 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.