The koi a living jewel prized by koi hobbyist worldwide. Koi come in many colors and patterns. I tried to introduce as much color without having the bronze lose its bronze look and feel. Too much solid color is frowned on by some bronze collectors. Therefore, I used translucent patinas to allow the under layers to show.
The bronze depicts a 27” koi at the surface of a pond with its mouth open; anticipating someone to feed her. Yes, the body confirmation identifies the koi as a female.
The size and meticulous artistic quality of this bronze sculpture makes a powerful statement in any office or home setting.
This sculpture was cast at Andevan Bronzeworks located in Burbank, California. The bronze foundry uses the finest pure bronze available. The foundries talented team of artisans is very consistent in the quality of bronzes they produce.
The foundry’s patina artist applied the patina under high heat so that it has permanently fused into the bronze itself. This is a high quality and classic work of fine art that will continue to be treasured for centuries.
The sculpture is mounted onto a marble base, has a sizeable presence at 19" high, by 14" wide; 25.5” in depth. It is numbered and signed by me.
The 27" (tail to nose) bronze koi under went multiple critiques from koi judges and hobbyist. The Nishiki Koi Club of Southern California played a huge part in helping me fine tune the koi confirmation.
Bronze koi sculpture with frog and lilly pads. For those that know of the two smaller koi, they were not produced; they have been shelved for a future project.
The bronze can be patina in any color or pattern. Moreover, I can create a custom patina to match your favorite koi.
The entire composition is pretty heavy. I strained my lower back while trying to position it on a table.