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Erin Sullivan, Bronze Alligator, USA, 2015

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period New
Materials bronze
W. 15 in; H. 18.5 in;
W. 38.1 cm; H. 46.99 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 2015
Description With time and memory as constant themes within Erin Sullivan’s repertoire, bronze surfaces as the artist’s material of interest due to its ability to survive several millennia. With Bronze Alligator, Sullivan extends this idea, casting from the surface of an undomesticated life form’s natural skin, creating aesthetic equilibrium between life and death, nature and artifice, art and design. Able to be used as a table or stool, Bronze Alligator is at once function object and free-standing sculpture.

Through a labor intensive process, Sullivan implements the highest quality casting techniques to create exquisite, realistic bronze interpretations of her organic subject matter. After sculpting models using wax reproductions made from a natural objects, Sullivan creates molds of the final model from which a wax positive is produced. Once this wax is “chased” or reworked with great attention, “gates” or wax rods are attached to create channels through which the molten bronze will travel. The whole structure is then dipped, poured, devested, sandblasted, welded, chased, re-detailed, polished and patinated.

As Sullivan works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality as well as finishes may be accommodated for a bespoke piece.

18.5” H x 15” D Top
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 161979
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