THE ARTIST IN BRONZE LIMITED EDITION BY STEVE BICKNELL
Created and designed by Steve Bicknell - 'The Artist' is a limited edition (one of 12) collectors piece.
This piece came from one of Steve's experimental steel bending sessions. The shape came quite naturally and he instantly liked what was happening. He formed as a very rough clay and photographed as a piece of work in progress. It became very obvious that the shape and form has a strong appeal to many people.
Steve then welded up an armature using bent rebar and worked the original in clay. During the natural drying period he added the texture which he believes gives extra character and strength.
This bronze can be patinated in several ways. The bronze illustrated is in black with a subtle dark green tinge. Small areas have been rubbed back before waxing.
This piece has been cast at TALOS FOUNDRY in London and is a fine art limited edition and
will be on show at The Brick Lane Gallery, London as well as AVA Gallery.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Self taught sculptor working in steel and concrete from his studio in West Sussex, very much into experimentation and collaboration, often combining unusual materials and techniques. Steve also works with several foundries casting his work into bronzes available as fine art limited editions
The work is based on shape and form drawing his inspiration often from nature and human influence. “ I like to work without any preconceived ideas of the final form” Finding the strength in the piece during the making process.
His work is exhibited in many galleries world-wide including The Brick Lane Gallery London, Monat Gallery Madrid, Cotswold Sculpture Park and of course, AVA Gallery, Devon.