A STREET CAT NAMED BOB SCULPTURE
Author James Bowen lost his friend and companion Bob in 2020 and he commissioned a life-sized sculpture from me of the famous street cat, to be placed on Islington Green in 2021.
Bob and James’ story has inspired adults and children all around the world with its heartwarming theme of getting a second chance, James now dedicates his time to helping numerous charities that involve homelessness, literacy, and animal welfare. It was a huge privilege to be able to attempt to capture the memory of Bob for James and all Bob’s fans, and I’m grateful to Islington Council who worked so hard to make the public sculpture of Bob possible.
This small bronze cat statue of Bob bears the artist’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Standing Cat sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze animal sculpture support the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 20 W: 9.5 D: 15 centimetres
Imperial – H: 8 W: 4 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
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.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for indoor display as a cat garden ornament or cat memorial statue.
This small cat statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and all proceeds from this statue will go to maintaining the lifesize public sculpture A Street Cat Named Bob in Islington Green, London.
A Street Cat Named Bob is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original wax cat sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze cat sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
Bob has passed away when I was commissioned to sculpt him. I used lots of photos from James Bowen and Bob’s family, films and fans. This helped me sculpt his anatomical features and attempt to capture his character. As I do with the other animals I sculpt, I studied the way that Bob’s fur lay over his musculature, and how he looked in different poses and with different attitudes.
The Street Cat Named Bob sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the cat 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.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. 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.
“It’s Bob… I see him in the statue looking back at me ….that’s all I can say”
James Bowen, Commissioner
“Bob has just arrived safe and well and is settling in nicely thank you. So impressed with the quality and likeness it’s amazing. Thank you also for the speediness of your service.”
“Thank you! I received the statue today and it’s just magnificent! We are going up to London to see it in Islington Green next week. Tanya has captured Bob who I met many times. I love it!”
Maintenance & Security
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Commission A Bespoke Animal Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order animal sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my animal commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.