_Ölkreuz (detail)

comission work for Stiftung Liebenau

sculpture 2019

bronze / ca. 56x38x12cm

This bronze sculpture is based on a natural model. branches of olive trees were collected by the artist in abbandoned gardens in tuscany.

Two branches were connected to form a latin cross. In the next step a network of wax rods called sprues was attached around the wooden cross with a wax pouring cup on its top. The model was covered with clay in order to withstand the heat. Molten bronze was then poured into the pouring cup flowing through the sprues burning away the wood and replacing it. This technique is called direct lost-wax casting. Instead the olive leaves were cut out of bronze sheets and glued into tiny drilled holes. 

_Ölkreuz (working process)

 digital photo 2019

_Ölkreuz (studio view)

artefact 2019

bronze / ca. 56x38x12cm

_Ölkreuz (installation view) Stiftung Liebenau

artefact 2019

bronze / ca. 56x38x12cm

This crucifix is a comission work for the Stiftung Liebenau.

It is permanentely installed in the foyer of the foundations headquarter in Baden Württemberg.