Support moulds - Richard van der Koppel
The entire proces of the sculptures, from the clay prototype, silicone mould and supporting moulds are done by the artist Richard van der Koppel. He also makes the bronze himself, with the material and collaboration of foundry De Smelterij.
Picture 1 is a bronze statue, comissioned by Care Center Maaswaarden. The supporting moulds are made of A1 in combination with triaxial fibre.The sculpture is a portrait of a couple older people, whisch has been revealed by former Queen Beatrix (2011).
Size: 105 x 65x 185 cm
Picture 2 is a sculpture of a group of animals in assignment for care center De Notenhoff. Supporting moulds have been made of A1 which are connected by a bolt + nut system.
Title: Antiqua Suidae
Size: 140 x 90 x100 cm
Picture 3 and 4 is a bronze statue in assignment by Care Center Maaswaarden. The supporting moulds are made of A1 in 5 top parts and 5 under parts with a iron construction for the bow and bolt + nut in between the mould parts.
Title 3/4: Bow of live
Size: 250 x 265 x 100 cm
Picture 5 Portrait. The picture shows the clay model, supporting mould in two parts made with A1 with a silicone mould inside.
Size: 28 x14 x18 cm