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Le Mans Speed 8 Bronze Sculpture
A statement piece to add to your home, office or desk, this eye-catching bronze sculpture is the perfect gift for any Bentley enthusiast. The sculpture celebrates the Bentley Boys returning to Le Mans with a memorable 1st and 2nd place in 2003 and features the winning Speed 8 race car.
Pure bronze sculpture on a Black granite plinth.
Handcrafted in England and presented in a Bentley gift box.
Dimensions: W 24 x D 9 x H 10cm
SCULPTED TO PERFECTION
Bentley’s cars and drivers are a powerful source of inspiration for artists, designers, film-makers and novelists. Uniquely sculpted to create three beautiful designs, each limited edition sculpture carefully crafted in Britain using traditional methods.
DESIGNING THE SCULPTURE
Before the sculpture is crafted in clay and bronze, the sculptor first explores the design through drawing. Sketching allows the artist to consider and refine designs before committing to 3D model.
Having established a design on paper, a 3D sketch model - or maquette - is produced to clarify and refine the sculpture further. Continuous development and refinement of the sculpture allows the finished artwork to emerge.
CRAFTING THE BRONZES
When the original clay sculpture is completed, it is then cast in bronze using the ‘lost wax’ method. A mould of the sculpture is made to allow the casting of a wax copy. The wax is then encased in a fire-proof coating. This coated wax is heated, causing the wax to be melted out or ‘lost’ and leaving a cavity in the shape of the original artwork. Molten bronze is then poured into the void left by the ‘lost wax’. When the metal has begun to cool and set, the fire-proof shell is removed to reveal the bronze cast. Finally, the sculpture is hand finished and patinated.