This faerie was cast in silicon bronze. The twig and leaves were also cast in a silicon bronze. The leaves have been colored slightly green with a heat cured decorative enamel that is virtually equivalent to a hard-fired enamel. The fruit was cast in white bronze and has a slight red enamel colour applied. There is a small snail on one of the leaves. The snail has also been cast in a white bronze and plated with 14kt gold.
The fairy’s wings were also cast in a silicon bronze. Her hair is a yellow brass. Her shoes were also cast in a white bronze.
The twig is attached to a bronze branch cast from organic wood. This has a natural heat patina.
The work is mounted on a custom fabricated walnut base.
The white bronze includes 58% copper, 1% lead and various amounts of manganese, zinc and aluminum. The silicon bronze contains 95% Cu, 4% Si, 1% Mn. The yellow brass has 63% copper, 1% lead, and various amounts of zinc and tin.
Height: 23 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Weight: 2.6 kg