I recently discovered this amazing bronze sculpture artist, David Goode.From his site bio:
The inspiration for David’s work stretches back to a childhood fascination with myths and folklore, and a love of the writings of Tolkein.
All the pieces are cast in bronze, using the ‘lost wax’ process, a method developed by the ancient Egyptians, whereby a new ceramic shell mould is both made and destroyed for each individual piece cast. This is one of the most costly methods of casting but its worth is that the nuance and detail of the original work is preserved in every successive casting.As you can see from the small selection posted here, there is a magical whimsical quality to his work in addition to an awesome technical expertise. I recommend visiting his website to see many more.