Twin Open Shells

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Twin Open Shells

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Bronze made from wax worked with a panel of alternating flat knots worked in waxed linen thread and a wax worked with a panel of double alternating Larks Head chains. 

Twin Open Shells features delicate shells with fine linen flat knots worked over the outer surface using an alternating pattern and a double alternating pattern. Inspired by sea creatures that create delicate structures around themselves as protection. The knots once cast become forever preserved in bronze, the twin shells are mounted onto the plinth, one lying and one upright on a small post.

How Its Made: Each sculpture begins with a sketch and an idea of size and scale required. A section of macrame is made on a cork board using waxed linen thread. The panel of macrame work is positioned onto a wax shape, which is sculpted and smoothed with a hot tool. This unique wax and linen sculpture is transported to the foundry to be transformed into bronze using the lost wax technique, where every individual knot and length of thread is preserved. The sculpture is finished with the artists signature stamp, given a polish of bees wax and attached onto it's plinth.

Bronze requires very little maintenance to keep it looking great for years to come, just a light polish with a bees wax based polish is all that it needs.