“Unique Bronzes” is a project by Stanley Dove centred on originality and exclusivity. The project consists of individual bronze sculptures, directly modelled in wax and cast to make a totally unique piece.
Most bronze sculptures are cast in limited editions. This means that a master mould is made from which wax casts are pulled to be turned into bronze by the Lost Wax process.
Conversely these unique sculptures have been modelled directly in wax so that the work can be cast without a master mould, the original wax being lost in the process.
The fact that no expensive master mould is necessary allows the artist to be less inhibited in his ideas. It could be said that the uniqueness of these pieces make them more collectable.