Leo Wirth:
Garden object "Bathing Mermaids", bronze
Leo Wirth:
Garden object "Bathing Mermaids", bronze

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limited, 50 copies | numbered | signed | bronze | hand-chased and hand-patinated | size 19 x 54 x 40 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 11.2 kg

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Garden object "Bathing Mermaids", bronze
Leo Wirth: Garden object "Bathing Mermaids", bronze

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Garden object "Bathing Mermaids", bronze

The two mermaids dreamily observe the crustacean. Their gaze is turned inwards. They are not aware of the admiring glances, not aware of the unease they cause with their unsuspecting and exotic nakedness. On their little island, time passes slow.

Bronze sculpture, cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, chiselled and patinated by hand. Limited edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed. Size 19 x 54 x 40 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 11.2 kg.

Artist Leo Wirth at work

About Leo Wirth

"It's the details that count" is the motto of sculptor Leo Wirth, and in each of his works, it is obvious how seriously he means it.

Leo Wirth works figuratively. With great dedication to detail, his works (portraits of people, fountain sculptures, religious and mythological motifs such as St. Francis or the Roman fertility goddess Ceres) come alive.

The same applies to his depiction of everyday people, which he is particularly interested in; people that any of us might run into on the street. His sculptures deal with human strengths and weaknesses and the challenges of life. It is easy to recognise oneself in those small, often humorous everyday life scenes. In their skilful execution, the realistic but also expressive sculptures are inviting to contemplate and reflect.

Leo Wirth, born in 1956, graduated from the technical school for wood and stone sculpture in Elbigenalp/Tyrol in 1989 as the best graduate of his year. Afterwards, he decided to start his own business as a freelance sculptor. His success proved him right. Today his large sculptures can be found in public places in Dorum by the North Sea ("Deicharbeiter") to Isny in the Allgäu ("Neidhammelbrunnen").