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Grotesques

Leonard

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

Leonard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A local worker who’s allegiance is to anyone with money to give, Leonard is nearly nomadic – the “Day Laborer” of his time. However, he would sooner disappear in to the woods and live off of the land before becoming one of the Duke’s indentured servants.

 

Approximately 10″x 8″x 8″. Bronze, Limited Edition.

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William

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

William

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William is a key player in running the Duke’s estate grounds; acres beyond acres to keep clear and maintain. When not clearing brush or chasing off free-loaders, he is often found training the Duke’s son, Harry, in the fine arts of liquid spirits.

 

Approximately 18″x 8″x 10″. Bronze, Limited Edition.

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Francesca

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

Francesca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francesca is in charge of the Duke’s kitchen staff; anyone caught skirting their duties has met with her wodden spoon and the memories still haunt them to this day. She is also in charge of seeing her “man”, William, isn’t off napping away the afternoon drink he shared with the Duke’s son, Harry.

 

Approximately 16″x 12″x 9″, Bronze, Limited Edition.

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Agnes

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

Agnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nanny. She is the true head of the household, maintaining order and efficiency now that the Duke’s children are grown. Her main fault is vanity. Her youth long spent on wiping noses, she attempts to hold herself together in the hopes that Prince Charming will one day sweep her away and cater to her every whim.

Approximately 15″x 13″x 11″

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Sophia

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

Sophia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her more beautiful youth, Sophia was married off to a rich German land Baron where she endlessly spoke of her beloved Italy. After Gurt’s birth she was unable to conceive again and the Baron shipped both of them back to Italy. Long suffering, her social status was saved when her daughter married the Duke.

Approximately 25″x 15″x 14″ Bronze Limited Edition.

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Harry

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

Harry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eliciting wonderful response from collectors, “Harry” is another of the Da Vinci Grotesques. His joyous demeanor and shocking hair suggest a life of fun, laughter and wild abandon. Approximately 17″x 12″x 11″, Limited Edition.

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Gurt

by on Jul.25, 2012, under Busts, Grotesques

Gurt




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measuring in at roughly 16″x 13″x 13″, this Limited Edition Bronze is also part of the Grotesque “Family”. Leonardo Da Vinci’s studies are remarkable in that they convey so much personality. Creating them three dimensionally was a wonderful experience that has shown me new ways of looking at the world itself.

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The Duke

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

The Duke

One of the family of Da Vinci Grotesques created as a study to help define the line that creates beauty as well a to satirize the nobility of his time. This limited Edition bronze bust is approximately 13’x 15″x 17″ and available in a variety of patinas to fit your personal choice in colors. This particular patina suggests the color of the parchment that the original sketch was drawn on as well as the charcoal and red chalk used to illustrate it.

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The Grotesques

by on Jul.22, 2012, under Bronze Items, Busts, Grotesques

A Grotesque Family Portrait

A Family Portrait

Based on 500 year old ¬†drawings credited to Leonardo Da Vinci I wanted to capture the essence of what these people looked like. In so doing I discovered the charicatured features of our own selves. Each lampooned image revealing a familiarity we can’t quite identify but recognize all the same.

 

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