On Wings of Song

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This work shows a 1:8 scale bronze cast figurine custom made from solid bronze. One can imagine that the girl is playing Mendelssohn’s On Wings of Song.

One of the most wonderful skills that can be learned in life is the appreciation of music. Practising the violin can be a beautiful experience.

Felix Mendelssohn – On Wings of Song

 

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Description

This work is titled “On Wings of Song”.

This work shows a 1:8 scale bronze cast figurine custom made from solid bronze. The music stand is a replica of one made by my great grandfather that I used during my music lessons while studying the violin. And yes, I played Mendelssohn’s On Wings of Song as a child.

This figure is cast in a natural bronze made from copper and tin. The body, legs, hands and head are cast separately and soldered together. Her hair and violin are cast in a yellow brass. Her skirt and bow are cast from a white bronze alloy that looks like silver.

The music stand was custom made and cast in a silicon bronze. The frame was cut from sheet brass and soldered to a custom bronze box frame.

This work is completely made by hand. The figurine and all accessories are pinned and mounted on a natural marble 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. The natural bronze contains only copper and tin.

Height: 19 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 14 cm
Weight: 1.4 kg