An Anatomy of Bronze - Part 1
Currently in progress
Andrew Lacey has recently embarked upon a project to explore the 'anatomy of bronze' from a unique perspective. In Part 1, a life-size bronze sculpture will be made from detailed observation of the character, shape and minuscule detail of the equine form. Andrew's ability to analyse the material nature of bronze to the tiniest particle of existence will be integral to the project.
Embarking upon a process of intricate precision and understanding is a significant addition to Andrew’s repertoire, which also relies so much on intuition and experience. The inspiration for this part of the project was drawn from Stubbs (1924 - 1806), and so every muscle, gesture and fetlock position has been considered, adjusted and modelled before the next stages of the project can proceed.
These images show the work in progress and a scaled-down version of the finished sculpture in wax, ready to be cast in bronze.