Chinese Dragon by Corrado Rizza
- Year Created: 2018
- Dimensions: 120h x 240w x 0.6d cm
- Weight: 70 to 80kg
- Media: Fabricated and forged components all mild steel, polished mild steel and blued patina and gold leaf highlights on some element, fabricated over 2 year period
- Sculpture Pictures: 3
- Sculpture Weight: 70 to 80kg
- Edition: Unique
I have been practising blacksmithing since 2000. In recent years I decided to use some of the techniques I developed making medieval armour to create metal sculptures. I am innately drawn to working with steel and enjoy some of the challenges it poses but also the ability to produce a myriad of finishes to its surface and thereby proving a versatile medium for sculptures. At the moment I am exploring/creating mythical creatures, the Chinese Dragon is one them.
Judges' Comments Highly Commended in the 2022 Tina Wentcher Sculpture Prize
From creating medieval armour to exploring mythical creatures. A blacksmith turned sculptor…. adapting existing skills to new ventures. The level of skill to produce the scales on this dragon is commendable.
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Chinese Dragon has won:
- Tina Wentcher Sculpture Prize Highly Commended and Peoples Choice Award at 2022 Annual & Awards Exhibition