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Matthew James Collins
L'Hiver, Winter, Bronze Sculpture, Lost Wax Method , Romantic, Florence, Italy

2021

$1,800

About

L'Hiver, which is French for winter. An evocative title which pretty much explains the piece. Number 1 out of a production of Seven. Artist Statement: I am very happy to announce that two of my bronze works are now available in a limited edition of 7. The first one, shown above, is my vision of Eros. He is more popularly known in the Roman interpretation of a chubby baby or young boy with an bow and arrow. I have always been more intrigued with the original Greek embodiment of the this deity as a young man. More than the god of love, Eros was a personification of the power of creation. He was balanced by his antithesis was Thanatos, that of destruction. In fact, Thanatos is currently in the design process. This work will exist in an edition of 7 and 2 artist's proofs. Each piece is hand chased by myself and I apply the patina as well. The sculpture was created using the Lost Wax method and traditional bronze finishing techniques that the artist learned in Florence, Italy. The lost wax method dates back to antiquity. It involves the creation of a wax model that is then encased in ceramic and cooked melting the wax and leaving the ceramic shell empty. Liquid bronze is them poured into the void to create the final statue. The ceramic shell is removed and the bronze statue is finished with chisels and files in a technique that is called in Italian: Cesello. Collins personally crafts each statue from beginning to end: retouching the wax, chasing the bronze and applying the patina

Details

  • Creator
    Matthew James Collins (1970, American)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Width: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU140528512812

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