Robyn Neild Bronze Sculpture
My sculptures are made in my coastal studio, no moulds are used, so no two bronzes are the same.
I create my sculptures with wax, fabric, paper, plant life, driftwood, roots, seaweed. If you look carefully at the surface of some of my bronzes they carry the pattern of my fingerprints as they move, swirl, and form the wax, building up the layers.
Where I live inspires me: the Marshlands and Dungeness, a flat shingle expanse of stark beauty, home to the abandoned shells of old fishing boats, rare animals and flora.
Texture and form are significant in my work, pushing the limits of the ‘lost wax’ casting technique to force the metal thinner and thinner, to halter, stop, to leave gaps and pauses, which are as important has the solid positive bronze structure.