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Olivia Musgrave - Recent Editions

Bronze casting is a process that has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years, from the earliest bronze castings, five thousand years before Christian times, to the foundries of today. I realise I have ceased to properly think about it except as a necessary activity that will in the end give me what I hope to achieve when I start out working on a sculpture in my studio. From the germ of an idea, the moment of the first small sketch on paper, from reading a poem, seeing a photograph or perhaps looking at a painting, to the indestructible metal sculpture, as in Berlioz’s opera Benvenuto Cellini, rising from the flames – Olivia Musgrave, October 2016

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