Inspiration comes mainly from observing nature and organic forms. But art history and mythology also plays a part as subject matter.
Live models are frequently used. Movement, balance and expression is the theme of every sculpture. The pose is often dramatic.
Portraiture is a special area of interest. To express the personality of the subject through movement and shapes of face and body is the aim.
The sculptures are figurative with surrealist traits, often alluding to fables and myths in a humorous way.
Making a bronze sculpture is a very demandig and complex process.
There are to basic methods for casting:
The sculpture is built in wax. The wax is a mixture of bees wax, resin and artificial waxes. It is mixed in different proportions to control the texture of the material.The wax is lightly warmed to make it supple, then shaped by hand or by any number of tools. Parts can be welded together with a wax welder.
When the sculpture is finished wax rods are attached. They serve as canals for the molten bronze, when it is poured. The canals also let air escape during the casting.The wax sculpture with canals is encased in a special plaster. The cast is then subjected to high temperatures to burn out the wax, whereupon molten bronze is poured into it.
The sculpture can be made out of almost any material. Usually clay, plaster or plastiline The sculpture shouldn’t be too complicated.