The Dice garden sculpture – hand finished in copper
Glamourous and with humour the dice garden sculpture were commissioned with a specific theme in mind. They make a striking pair and were designed for just that reason.
The ‘Dice’ were created working closely with our clients’ specific brief – size, finish and detail. Our client wanted a black and copper colour scheme to add maximum impact.
Firstly the main cube and pyramid on each sculpture were fabricated.
Then carefully cut and welded to follow the sculpture design. The pyramid had to be vertically aligned, slicing straight up through the middle of the dice. Welding done, each sculpture was then sanded/smoothed off and prepared for finishing.
Next, the cubes were given a real copper coating finish, a process known as thermal spray. Artistic Metals, Uckfield, specialise in this process and are experts in creating beautiful contemporary finishes including bronze, copper, brass, corten and Verdigris.
That complete, black paint was then applied to the top and base of the pyramids and the black spots positioned.
The finished Dice
The Dice Garden Sculpture finished. We were very pleased with the overall effect of this sculpture. It is both humorous and fun and the brilliance of the copper finish stunning. Great effects can be achieved using the thermal spray finishing and this is a good example.
There is a special quality that comes with metal finishing that can’t be mimicked with paint. As the finish is ‘real metal’ then the true characteristics of metal and its natural aging process can be seen.
Garden sculpture comes in many guises, some are serious others elegant or even wonderfully ornate. But all sculpture that is found in the garden has one common connection. The creative effect of seeing and viewing art work within an outdoor environment enhances the garden experience and lifts the spirits of those around.
Chris will undertake private commissions. To design and build from a client brief and transform ideas into reality.
Chris Bose Contemporary Furniture call on 01825 765612 or email email@example.com