This Manta Ray sculpture is cast in bronze and mounted on a marble base.
The artists and craftsmen of the SPI gallery are proud to present this beautiful piece of artwork. It is sculpted and cast in our own foundries, each piece is meticulously hand finished by our own patina artists.
Using the hot patina technique, the same method used in works found in the finest art museums, our patina artists first apply a cold chemical patina to the lost wax cast sculpture. Artists then use blow torches to heat the solid bronze or brass sculpture upwards of 250 degrees. While the metal is hot, proprietary formulations of chemicals are applied using various techniques section by section, one layer at a time. Many layers and several hours later, the piece is allowed to cool, and several layers of special wax are applied.
The result is a spectacular, deep and transparent finish with complex subtleties that no other finishing method can achieve. Because every piece is finished individually by hand, no two pieces are ever exactly alike. Each unique piece of art is signed, hallmarked and mounted on a genuine marble base. The finished sculptures are truly a handmade heirloom to be cherished for generations and admired by all.
Measurements: 13H 8.5W 6D