Sculpture of a section of an athletic female back in cold cast copper. In fact it’s an amalgam of her back in two positions, optimising her physicality and concentrating on her structure. It’s a study of all the shapes one makes as a finger is run down the spine, hence the title Backstroke.
Cold casting is the a process by which powered metal (in this case coper) is blended with catalysed resin and cast into a mould. When hardened the high metal content can be polished to a bright shine resembling foundry cast metals but at a significantly lower cost. They are a strong but lightweight alternative to foundry cast metals such as bronze.
Material: Cold cast copper and fibreglass, leather, copper, mixed media
Size cm: 66 h x 36 w x 16 d (includes base)
inches: 26 h x 14 w x 6 d