SINGLE WHALE SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze Single Whale sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Single Whale statue and whale 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: 13 W: 28 D: 15 centimetres
Imperial – H: 5 W: 11 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Single Whale 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
This Single Whale sculpture is one of my earlier sculptures. I sculpted it for myself as I think they’re beautiful and I love their gentleness. I enjoy their family bond some time later I went on to sculpt a humpback Whale and Calf.
The humpback whale was hunted almost to extinction by the 1960s. They are now a symbol of world conservation efforts. I really hope that we can continue to protect this wonderful species. I’d like us to extend the thinking that revived the world’s population of humpback whales to other species in need. In the meantime, if we can combat entanglement, ship collision, sound pollution and endemic plastics, we can help the Humpback Whale recover and heal our oceans.
Humpback wales grow to between 13 and 16 metres long, and they weigh around 30 tonnes. Humpbacks show huge intelligence and sensitivity to their calves and to other creatures. They’ve even been seen playing with and protecting dolphins.
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 Single Whale sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Single Whale 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
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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 single whale 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.