"Suncatcher" - Electroformed copper over resin and marine grade stainless steel armature. Suitable for indoor display and seasonal outdoor display in good weather (protect from frosts/snow). Freestanding or wall-mounted (fixings are in the back of this relief sculpture). Also can be produced in the following finishes to order:- foundry bronze (antique patina), foundry bronze (highly polished patina) - both of which can be displayed outdoors all year round; cold cast bronze, copper, iron, aluminium, brass; drizzled pewter, drizzled pewter mixed with cold cast iron; artisan concrete (also suitable for outdoor display) in a variety of colours, resin in a variety of colours, engraved cold cast metals, decoratively hand-painted aggregates.
This versatile piece was designed as part of a set of nine lifesize copper nudes, depicting different moments in the story of Voltaire's 'Candide', reflecting the hero's obsession with the lady Cunégonde. His passionate desire for the sensual object of his attention makes it hard for him to focus on her as a complete person, and so he is teased with fleeting fantasies of her body in fractured form as his obsession moves around her body until he finally unites with her. This sculpture, reflects a moment when the hero is spying on the lady as she relaxes in her garden, oblivious to his gaze.
The original (shown here) in electroformed copper is a one of a kind piece, priced at £10,000 (not including delivery/installation if required). Based on a cast of a living model of 5'8" in height, the dimensions of this piece are approximately1500x660x250cm, copies in other materials are in limited editions of nine - costs and production times vary. This piece has been shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in Thomas Hoblyn's Foreign and Colonial Garden as part of 'The Cunégonde Collection' in the Foreign and Colonial Garden, helping to win a Silver Gilt Medal for the garden, as well as being exhibited at RHS Hyde Hall, and Godinton House, Kent. This piece can be easily packaged for safe transportation overseas.
To purchase the unique original in copper, or enquire about costs and production time of the limited editions in any other finish please contact us on the phone number or email below.