Supergirl on Pyrite
This is a 1:7 scale solid bronze cast statue of Supergirl mounted on slab of rock covered in iron pyrite crystals. These crystals add a distinct sparkle to the base.
Behind her and set into the pyrite crystals is another cluster of quartz crystals from Brazil. These crystals represent the house of Zor-El and Krypton.
Supergirl has been given her standard costume with a blue top and a red skirt. Her signature S logo on her chest was coloured red, but the background was left in a natural bronze state to follow the trim that is typically seen. Her cape and boots were both cast in a white bronze which has had copper raised to the surface. The copper provides a natural red metallic colour when polished.
Supergirl’s body was cast in silicon bronze. Her hair has been cast in a yellow brass alloy. She has been coloured with a heat cured decorative enamel that is virtually equivalent to hard-fired enamel.
The work was mounted on a custom made white marble base.
Supergirl contains over 1 kg of bronze, fully cast and assembled. Her cape alone weighs more than 360 grams.
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: 28 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Weight: 4.3 kg