‘THROUGH CLEAR WATER’ OTTERS SWIMMING THROUGH RING SCULPTURE
Garden-sized bronze ‘Through Still Water’ Otters Swimming Through Ring sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze swimming otters statue and otter ornament for the home and garden.
The Foundry Bronze version is available in either Bronze or Blue
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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: 61 W: 53 D: 45 centimetres
Imperial – H: 24 W: 21 D: 18 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze ‘Through Still Water’ Otters Swimming Through 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 12
Bronze Resin Edition: Edition 12
The inspiration behind the sculpture
After finishing the Large Stargazers (the 8 foot version of the Figure and Dog on Ring sculpture) I was keen to push the ring shape further. At the time I was coming up with wildlife sculptures that I wanted to add to my range, and raise more money for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. I felt that two otters swimming through a ring, interacting with the shape, while ‘not’ – would help depict a world where these creatures can live and play in their habits unharmed by pollution and insensitive development.
The ‘Through Clear Water’ Otters Swimming Through Ring sculpture would still play on the symbolism of the ring as a world. This was important to me because I’d been really impressed by David Attenborough’s success in spreading the message about plastic polluting our rivers and oceans worldwide. The work that charities like Plastic Oceans and others are doing, will benefit us, and our planet, and I hope that this is one problem that we will be able to solve in my generation.
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 ‘Through Still Water’ Otters Swimming Through Ring sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Otters Swimming Through 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.
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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 outdoor sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order outdoor sculpture, or your own otters swimming through 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.