WHALE AND CALF SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Whale and Calf sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Whale & Calf statue and whale and calf garden ornament.
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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: 24 W: 35 D: 18 centimetres
Imperial – H: 9 W: 14 D: 7 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Whale and Calf 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 is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
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: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
Creating the Humpback Whales sculpture was about representing the strong bond between the mother whale and the calf, which exists for many years as the calf grows up. I’m fascinated by the animal world and the complex and powerful emotional connections that can be found there. I feel that if people can be inspired to love and admire these beautiful creatures, they will protect them and their habitats better.
How it was made
In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of whales and calfs in a variety of poses and modelling it in wax.
Once I’d sculpted the Whale and Calf sculpture 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.
“The whales arrived today and looks fantastic – thanks.”
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 bronze whale and calf 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.