30cm x 8cm x 12cm
Edition of 50
Frieda – Emilia
Frieda – Emilia is an elegant figurative bronze sculpture by Nando Kallweit.
Inspired by the the legend of the phoenix, this female figure has graceful wings instead of arms. The piece, and its dual name, alludes to the strength and rebirth that is possible when we overcome a challenging period in our lives. Tempered by fire we have the capacity to emerge stronger and more resillent. Modelled on modern youthful postures but with a nod to the importance of heritage through the stylised Egyptian-influenced head.
Nando carves the marque for the body from a piece of oak using a small chain saw. The marque is then used to make the cavity for a sand and clay cast bronze. The figure therefore retains the cut marks and wood grain of the original carving and give it a very organic feel.
Frida – Emilia is produced in an edition of 50 pieces. Nando hammers his mark into the base as well as stamping the edition number.