Beautiful sculpture signed by famous Mexico’s leading artist Felguerez.
Colors will always be different from picture due we make an assorted variety of bright attractive combinations.
The artist designs a model for the sculpture. Templates are created that will be used to transform the raw materials into parts for the finished sculpture, and these templates will be used to reproduce the sculptures thereafter. The template is traced onto a black sheet of steel and cut with manual shears, then straightened by hammer blows and assembled through the electric welding of the parts.
The heads on the sculptures are two half spheres which are formed by a manual press, then joined into a single sphere by welding. A piece of wire is tooled to make the nose, the eyes are made with a drill, and the hair, which is made of strips of metal cut by hand, is inserted. Once assembled, the figure is sanded to remove surplus metal from welding and brushed with a wire carder to polish the piece. The arms, legs, hands, and many other parts that make up the sculpture are made of different sizes of metal rods, which are forged and bent with the same welding techniques and hand tools.
Once the metal portion of the piece is made, it is lacquered to prevent oxidation. Then, the parts made of paper maché are made by cutting pieces of paper and gluing them to the metal to cover the desired areas. Several layers of white paint are applied. Next, hemp thread is glued to mark the edges of the colored areas and to add additional texture. Sections of the paper maché are repainted in the desired colors, and afterward several coats of lacquer are applied. Finally, if the sculpture is of a girl, the metal strips that comprise the girl’s hair are curled one-by-one with needlenose pliers.
Seeing the finished product, it’s difficult for someone to imagine the amount of work that has been invested in each sculpture. However, the intricate process to create the piece makes each one a unique work of art.