Bronze Sculptures

The timeless bronze sculptures made by me are all developed and made according to my own idea. Some are unique, meaning that it's the only piece of it. Other bronze sculptures were made in small series. With these bronze sculptures I represent different subjects. Inspiration I found in animals, in fantasy figures, in organic forms and in the classical forms of the human body. In the beginning it was a challenge to shape classical figures of dancers and nudes, but not to standard poses. However, in an application of self-invented postures or poses not previously made in art, for example by the dancers. In the same time, I was studying the essential forms of the figures, about movement and composition, and not about making an exact physical representation or making an erotic image.  Next to the sculptures you find the information about it.  You can contact me for purchasing such a unique and timeless gift .

The sculptures are made by hand, which makes them more original, more natural and more lively. They are created in a slow process, sometimes they become figurative, sometimes organic, sometimes abstract. I often find inspiration in shapes in nature & its elements, in animals and in the material itself. Before the sculptures are casted in bronze, there is a whole process that is very labor intensive - this makes bronze a more expensive, but also durable and exclusive material, which lasts a lifetime. Bronze is a metal that is an alloy (fusion) of copper and tin. I would like to show the beauty of this material with my bronze sculptures. The shaping and the expression are sometimes determined by the material and other times by the subject, by bringing this in front they start to speak.

The exclusive sculptures are timeless and each has its own atmosphere. For me it is important to create harmony in a sculpture. Working with concave and convex is essential here. Depending on the subject, all shapes, lines, movement, contrasts, structures and light & shadow are created from this.

 

Would you like to buy a sculpture, want more photos, information or consultation or are you interested in placing an order for a bronze sculpture, for example a bronze portrait or bust, a whole bronze figure, a beloved animal in bronze or a bronze relief, then I can be reached via this link Contact.

 

Barbs Sculpturegarden-Studio participates in the OPEN STUDIO's ROUTE of NORTH EAST VELUWE FOUNDATION on October 1 + 2, 2022 from 11 am to 6 pm. With info about workshops soapstone + modeling & modeling course in Gigant. It is also possible to schedule your own workshop date with a group. With good weather there can be a demonstration in the garden. During the open afternoon there are bronze + stone sculptures in the garden + in the studio. In the biological garden are many bloomers, which is also made for small animals, insects, bees and butterflies. You can already take a look on this website.

BRONZE ANIMAL SCULPTURES

Bronze Reclining Bear

Sizes:
- Height: 22 cm
- Width: 36 cm
- Length: 55 cm
- Weight: 16 kg
Price: upon request. Contact
Edition: 2 copies, 1 is still for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1995
Note: This sculpture arose after a visit to the Berenbos in Ouwehands Zoo. I had a teddy bear from a young age. And when I went to the zoo for a birthday party, I couldn't resist the bears. One stood on its hind legs and raised a leg. I was convinced it was special to me because I loved bears so much. Many years later I came to the Bear Forest and there was a bear with one paw dangling over a tree trunk. He was so funny I had to make a sculpture of it.

Besides making a bear in bronze, I had also painted it several times before, see below.

Bronze Reclining Bambi - fawn

Sizes:
- Height: 9 cm
- Width: 7 cm
- Length: 11 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request. Contact
Edition: max. 7 copies, 4 pieces left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003
Note: The fawn lying defenseless in the woods waiting for its mother. The vulnerability that emanates from this appealed to me to make this sculpture. Earlier I had also made a painting in oil of it, which is still for sale.

Bronze Squid
Sizes:
- Height: 6 cm
- Width: 14 cm
- Length: 12 cm
- weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: 8 copies, 4 more copies. for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003
Note: Fascinating animal the octopus with 8 arms, which he can use to grab anything, a master catcher. A cast can also be given a green patina.

Bronze Sitting Cat
Sizes:
- Height: 26 cm
- Width: 19 cm
- Length: 29 cm
- Weight: 12.5 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 4 copies, still 4 for sale
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1997
Note: My sweet half-Persian cat Punky modeled for this sculpture.

Above I had made a sculpture of my own cat, previously I had drawn her with charcoal. Before and after that I had painted various felines, for example for a special themed exhibition entitled Dream Island with hanging papier-mâché statues and paintings in 1996.

Bronze Frog or Toad
Sizes:
- Height: 5 cm
- Width:9 cm
- Length: 10.5 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request

Edition: max. 12 copies. / 7 more ex. for sale, Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: Because I think the frog or toad is a mysterious creature, I made this figurine. To me they symbolize transformation. The frog croaks in the evening in the spring – the transition from day to night. The brown toad is in the garden, but you can't see it, unless it starts hopping or when you remove weeds, then you suddenly see a toad.

Bronze Kneeling Elephant
Sizes:
- Height: 12 cm
- Width: 9 cm
- Length: 20 cm
- Weight: 2.5 kg
Price: upon request
Edition: max. 12 copies, 5 copies left for sale. Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003
Note: I have made other elephants (a large, a small sitting and a reclining) elephant before. These have all been sold. This statue was created as a result of a visit to the zoo in Berlin, where I saw a fishing elephant trying to fish something out of the canal.

The kneeling elephant is a sculpture that followed earlier bronze statues of elephants and paintings. The other bronze elephants were made in a small series and have all been sold. The last painting of the standing elephant is still for sale.

Bronze Turtle
Sizes:
- Height: 6.5 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Length: 13.5 cm
- Weight: 1.4 kg
Price: upon request
Edition: max. 12 copies, 7 copies left for sale, Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003
Note: The turtle crawls slowly over the land. He's such an ancient life form, there's something magical about it. Its shield protects it from most predators. A casting can also be patinated in green

Bronze Reclining Horse
Sizes:
- Height: 17 cm
- Width: 10 cm
- Length: 11 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request
Edition: max. 10 copies, 3 more copies for sale. Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003
Note: I think horses are beautiful animals, that's why I've made more sculptures and paintings of horses. This lying horse was made because I regularly see a horse sunbathing in the meadow in my area.

Bronze Playing Foal
Sizes: 
Height: 95 cm
- Width: 90 cm
- Length: 36 cm
- Weight: 64 kg
Price: upon request
Edition: max. 4 copies, 2 more copies for sale. Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1999
Note: The playful foal that stands firmly on its four legs as a bronze statue. He just stands still for a moment before he wants to jump around… The captured moment ......

I think horses are beautiful and expressive animals, which is why they were the inspiration for several drawings in pencil, chalk and Indian ink. Large pastels and paintings in mixed media and a rather large bronze sculpture. The pastels and paintings are for sale, price on request. The drawings in chalk and ink are in a drawing booklet.

Bronze Whale rider
Sizes:
- Height: 16 cm
- Width: 28 cm
- Length: 50 cm
- Weight: 12 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: unique piece.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1993
Note: I made this sculpture based on a story I read in a book about whales. A mountain tribe in Vietnam believe in an age-old myth that the Enlightenment is brought by a child on the back of a whale. I have made the sculpture in several materials, in clay and plaster and in bronze.

The little bronze whale below was created as a result of a small painting that I made intuitively. This resulted in a sketch to be able to make a sculpture in wax and then in bronze. Over time it has been cast in a small series, there is still 1 ex. for sale.

Bronze Small Whale
Sizes:
- Height: 11 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Length: 8 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 12, 1 ex. for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1998
Note: The small whale was created first, later I made the large bronze whale below.

Bronze Great Whale
Sizes:
- Height: 60 cm
- Width: 60 cm
- Length: 52 cm
- Weight: 54 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 3 copies, 2 more for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2001
Note: This whale is a playful sculpture due to the convex design and yet with a graceful movement in the upward going tail. The water can flow around and from it, but at the same time it stands as a bronze statue.

Dolphins and whales appealed to my imagination, I have often made these in different techniques. In a large pencil drawing, in a small drawing in my drawing book, large paintings in oil and acrylic (still for sale) and 2 small paintings in acrylic. And as a bronze sculpture and a ceramic sculpture of the whale rider.

The design of the sculptures is determined by the material, in the course of time I started to pay attention to more and more design elements. Contrasts are always present and give expression to the image, among other things through the concave and the convex, light and shadow, movement, lines, shapes and structures. In addition, they can have a contrast in idea and material, for example the drops, which are very heavy because of the material, but at the same time have lightness due to the playful shape. In my sculptures I always look for harmony and balance and want to realize this in the sculpture. They should rise, but at the same time stand firm.

BRONZE ORGANIC & FANTASY SCULPTURES

Bronze Drops large + small
Sizes:
- Height: 40 cm
- Width: 37cm
- Length: 37cm
- Weight: 25 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: cast max. 6 copies, 3 left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: These drops are playful sculptures due to the concave and convex and large and small design and they have a graceful movement towards the upward point. The water can flow around and from it, but at the same time it stands as a bronze statue.

To make the drops I drew them, painted them in acrylic paint, made them in clay and in ceramic as a pot and in soapstone.

Bronze Tree woman
Sizes:
- Height: 25 cm
- Width: 11 cm
- Length: 14.5 cm
- Weight: 3.5 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 10 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2004
Note: Because I had made a lot of nudes and I also found a lot of inspiration in the forest, I liked making a tree woman, it became magical-realistic.

Bronze Flower Spirit woman
Sizes:
- Height: 13 cm
- Width: 11 cm
- Length: 17 cm
- Weight: 4 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 10 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2004
Note: For this figure I used the Earth woman yoga pose and gave this figure a completely different twist. Finding a lot of inspiration in the garden, I enjoyed making a flower mind woman - referring to the open mind. This image became magical-realistic.

Bronze Birdangelwoman
Sizes:
- Height: 14.5 cm
- Width: 12 cm
- Length: 15 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 7 copies, 5 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: The original sculpture was created in Chinese black and white soapstone. This is an intuitively created sculpture based on the shape of the stone. First a woman's torso was created, then a bird on the spot of the head and an angel's wing under one arm. On the other side, the face of the stone spirit arose from this stone. Another magical-realistic sculpture.

Bronze Dreamspirit
Sizes:
- Height: 18 cm
- Width: 10 cm
- Length: 10 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 7 copies, 5 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: The original sculpture was created in Chinese pink soapstone. This is an intuitively created statue based on the shape of the stone. First a torso arose on part of the stone. Also at the back came a smaller torso, after which I further elaborated the face of the stone spirit. Another magical-realistic sculpture.

Originally I had made 3 forest spirits, 1 of them has been sold. All 3 forest spirits were different and therefore unique. I had also previously painted the theme of the Forest Spirit in a mixed media of acrylic, charcoal and Indian ink. The painting and 2 of the bronze statues are still for sale

Bronze Forest spirit no. B or 2
Sizes:
- Height: 17 cm
- Width: 20 cm
- Length: 16 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: unique
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1993
Note: This forest spirit is a unique example, from a series of uniques of 3 different sculptures. They are inspired by the faces I see in trees - magically realistic.

Bronze Forest spirit no. C or 3
Sizes:
- Height: 13 cm
- Width: 15cm
- Length: 17 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: unique.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1993
Note: This forest spirit is a unique example, from a series of uniques of 3 different figurines. They are inspired by the faces I see in trees - magical realis

Bronze Angel
Sizes:
- Height: 30 cm
- Width: 23 cm
- Length: 22 cm
- Weight: 7 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 8 left for sale
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2004
Note: An angel is originally a flying messenger of the gods (Greek mythology). Because the ancient Greeks and in various religions often refer to a man, I liked to make a female angel, the posture of my angel shows that she has just landed. There is a lot of dynamism in this sculpture.

BRONZE SCULPURES DANCERS & NUDES

The naked human body was very interesting to shape, that's how I could best discover the design, structures and lines. Themes were the hollow and the convex, composition and movement. I started from the classical design for the bronze nudes, dancers and torsos.
Before, during and after making these bronze statues I made ceramic nudes in baked clay, drew them from a model and painted them and applied variations on the theme. It went from realistic to less realistic, with some abstract elements. And also to surrealistic, as you can see above with the bronze fantasy sculptures.
Below I will show you some of the clay and ceramic (sometimes painted) nude figures I have made before. Further down are galleries of previously made bronze nudes, some of the drawings and some of the paintings.

Bronze Dancers
Sizes:
- Height: 19.5 cm
- Width: 23 cm
- Length: 27 cm
- Weight: 7 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 7 copies, 3 more copies for sale
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: I made the bronze sculpture of these dancers after I had seen a performance of ballet, this pose appeared in one of the dances.

Previously made bronze dancers, which I made in small series, have all been sold. You can see them in the gallery below. The first sculpture you see in this row was commissioned as a single copy.

Bronze Earth woman
Sizes:
- Height: 17 cm
- Width: 10 cm
- Length: 13 cm
- Weight: 4 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 10 left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002
Note: Reclining naked female figure in bronze, a yoga pose. I started to make this figure wider and heavier. Yet she comes up and afterwards I found out that this is a yoga pose. A round figure with light in the middle....

Bronze Dancer 1
Sizes:
- Height: 32 cm
- Width: 22.5 cm
- Length: 17 cm
- Weight: 4.5 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 6 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003

Bronze Dancer 2
Sizes:
- Height: 28.5 cm
- Width: 12 cm
- Length: 14 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, still 4 copies for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2001

I made charcoal drawings of a number of models, which you can see in the gallery below. With a group of artists we hired a model and they were able to draw and delve into the design, light and shadow and lines and movement.

Bronze Reclining crawling nude woman
Sizes:
- Height: 9 cm
- Width: 19 cm
- Length: 38 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 12 copies, 1 left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1996

Bronze Reclining nude man
Sizes:
- Height: 5.5 cm
- Width: 15 cm
- Length: 32 cm
- Weight: 4 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 3 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1999

Bronze Reclining nude woman
Sizes:
- Height: 7 cm
- Width: 15.5 cm
- Length: 35 cm
- Weight: 4.5 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 7 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003

Bronze Standing nude man
Sizes:
- Height: 32.5 cm
- Width: 9.5 cm
- Length: 9.5 cm
- Weight: 4 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1999
Edition: max. 10 copies, 6 copies left for sale

Some of the previously made bronze nudes, all of which have been sold, can be seen in a gallery below. Usually I worked by model. I made them in a small series.

Bronze Sitting nude woman with turning shoulder
Sizes:
- Height: 17 cm
- Width: 15 cm
- Length: 21 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 12 copies, 7 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003

Bronze Sitting nude woman
Sizes:
- Height: 16 cm
- Width: 20 cm
- Length: 21 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 5 copies, 3 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2002

Bronze Sitting nude woman pointing
Sizes:
- Height: 29 cm
- Width: 12 cm
- Length: 21 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 8 copies, 5 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003

The nude paintings shown below are painted in different techniques, including oil paint, acrylic and mixed techniques of acrylic paint, Indian ink, charcoal and pastel. I worked from different angles, figuratively and at some point with abstract and organic elements.
The paintings shown below are all still for sale. Price on request.

BRONZE SCULPTURES TORSOS

Bronze Small Torso woman
Sizes:
- Height: 26.5 cm
- Width: 8.5 cm
- Length: 9 cm
- Weight: 3 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 10 copies, 10 left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2004

Bronze Reclining Torso Woman
Sizes:
- Height: 20 cm
- Width: 38 cm
- Length : 88 cm
- Weight: 25 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 3 copies, 3 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 2003

Bronze Standing Torso Man
Sizes:
- Height: 80 cm
- Width: 43 cm
- Length: 30 cm
- Weight: 38 kg
Price: upon request, Contact
Edition: max. 4 copies, 3 copies left for sale.
Made in: Apeldoorn, 1999
Note: After making several female torsos, I thought it would be fun to make a male torso.

In the gallery opposite you can see torsos made earlier, the bronzes have been sold, the last of which is in a small series. The first was a ceramic torso, in baked clay, which I painted later, it's sold also.

You can always request information about the sculptures and take a look at the sculpture pages. Contact


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