PELICAN ON ROCK SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze Pelican on Rock sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Pelican on Rock statue and pelican on rock 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: 18 W: 10 D: 10 centimetres
Imperial – H: 7 W: 4 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Pelican on Rock 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: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I created the Pelican sculpture because I live in an area of chalk and flint. Flint stones appear naturally in beautifully gnarled and twisty shapes. I’d been wanting to use it in sculpture for a while and had been racking my brain over what kind of sculpture might work with it. The pelican was a choice that interested me because the bird itself is very sculptural. I still sell pelicans atop real rocks when they are requested, and I usually take an example or two to shows.
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 Pelican on Rock was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the pelican on rock 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.
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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 pelican on rock 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.