3-piece bird set, cast
3-piece bird set, cast
These three birds were designed by Jim Shore for his Heartwood Creek collection. Sculptures made of porcelain-like resin, elaborately hand-painted. Size of each bird 13 x 10,5 x 6,5 cm (h/w/d).
About Jim Shore
With his imaginative designs, Jim Shore is one of America's most successful artists and was awarded the title "Artist of the Year" for his creations in 2006. He is an active member and president of the Yorkville Artist Guild.
Shore found his models in the quilts, the ceramics and the embroideries of colonial American folk art: "These objects were created out of the pure heart!" He combines many of these elements for his work: "Every time I create a new object, I create at least two designs for it to see how it develops and how the colours and shapes work together. This diversity is the source of my inspiration..."
Collective term for all casting processes that ars mundi carries out with the help of specialised art foundries.
Similar to artificial marble, with the difference that the substitute stone in powder form is used instead of marble powder.
Bonded Bronze (Cold-Cast-Bronze)
Bronze powder is polymer-bonded. Special polishing and patination techniques give the surface of the casting an appearance similar to the bronze.
In order to guarantee absolute fidelity to the original, an artificially manufactured imitation wood is used as a base material that features typical wood characteristics: density, workability, colour and surface structure.
Ceramic Mould Casting
Ceramic mould casting usually requires the use of casting clay, which is then fired and optionally glazed. Instead of the usual rubber moulds, plaster moulds are often used in ceramic casting and porcelain production.
Cast Bronze (Lost-Wax Casting)
For the cast bronze, the thousand-year-old lost-wax technique is used. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.