This week I’m featuring a short video I’ve compiled showing my completed life-size bronze cheetah sculpture in its raw state before it’s shipped to the foundry for casting in bronze.
This life-size bronze cheetah sculpture was a special commission. Working on this scale certainly presented some challenges, not least the technical aspects of perfecting the armature (the welded metal frame) that underpins the clay model.
It’s not easy to visualise how the clay will be applied when working with the armature. However, it’s critical to get the shape and proportions right, as corrections are difficult to make at a later stage.
Overall, it’s been an extremely interesting and rewarding commission and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished cheetah sculpture in bronze and without the temporary supporting metal post.
The bronze cheetah sculpture will be available in due course to special order as a limited edition of just nine pieces, including the original commission. Please contact me for further details (price on application).
I’ll post some more photos and hopefully another video as soon as the casting and finishing have been completed. In the meantime, I just hope the sculpture survives its journey to the foundry without incident!