Some people believe that when a sculptor works her bronze – she somehow hammers ans twists and welds metal to produce a bronze statue. Not so. The bronze is a reproduction of a figure made in onther materials – in Bierenbroodpots case, she moelled her giant heads in clay.

Bronzecasting is a technical affair in which at least four or five different specialists take part: and most modern sculptors usually leave it all up to them – they don’t even watch while their bronze statues are being made.

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Bronze bells

A colossal instrument of cast-bronze bells chimes from another, older world. Play it now: behind the sounds a percussive echo tings.


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64 x 26 x 15 cm
Albast met goud en koper

68 x 37 x 18 cm
Albast met goud en koper

57 x 27 x 13 cm
Albast met goud en koper

Alabasters 2012: embellished with bronze and 18-carat liquid gold, great chunks of stone (white or flushed palest rose) looking like fragments of ancient imagined statues. Bierenbroodspot chips away, remodelling, carving, erasing, subtracting until a torso or head emerges from the block, pulled willy-nilly into the modern world. She polishes it with powder and fine frozen dust until the surface ripples and pulsates with energy. Using steel pens, she incises gold veins into slabs of red travertine, mythological silhouettes snaking with colour through the natural stone.

Sculptural Relief

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