Detail from the surface of one of the sculptures © Graham Taylor
Rob and Nick Carter created Bronze Oak Grove, an installation of twelve tree stumps inspired by a Jacob de Gheyn´s drawing in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The basic shape of the stump was 3D printed in polyurethane and its surface texture was modeled in wax. A silicone fiberglass jacket mould was taken of the sculpture.
Jacob de Gheyn II (1565-1629), The heavy trunk of an oak, sawn off horizontally above its roots, 1600, brown ink on brown paper, 4 1/2 x 9 inches/ 11.5 x 23cm Biblioteca Ambrosiana Collection, Milan
Each section of the silicone mould was painted with wax, removed from the mould and invested for casting in bronze. The cast was patinated using heat, acids and various pigments to achieve a hyperrealist finish.
Installed at Dulwich Picture Gallery © Graham Taylor