Elli Schlunke

EARLIER SCULPTURES

I learnt to cast bronze by working with John Worth for a few years, before setting up a small foundry in my backyard. However the logistics eventually became too hard, so I now get them cast elsewhere.

Sisters By Choice was a collaboratiive piece, for which I went to China a few times. The bronze was forged over there, then they forged a second version which is in Nelson Park, at Alexandra Headlands. 

I used to use ciment fondu quite a lot, especially for large pieces. Now I prefer to make things I can lift by myself. Having said that, I love making huge pieces like the mammoth, which by its nature demanded to be big.

SISTERS BY CHOICE
SISTERS BY CHOICE

Monumental bronze, swan's wing span is 6.3 metres. Commissioned, for Maroochy's sister city in China and also Alexandra Headlands. Collaboration piece, fabricated in Xiamen.

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BEN
BEN

Life-sized bronze portrait of Ben, an Akita, commissioned, now in New Zealand. Cast in my backyard foundry.

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ROCKABILLY I
ROCKABILLY I

Small bronze rocking goat. SOLD. May be more cast later this year.

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CELTIC LEGEND
CELTIC LEGEND

Bronze, about 32cm long, cast in my backyard foundry. Available.

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HINDSIGHT
HINDSIGHT

One of many small bronze rocking horses I cast in my foundry. SOLD.

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UTE DOGS, MAX AND JOCK
UTE DOGS, MAX AND JOCK

Small rocking dogs cast in my backyard foundry. Jock (the Scottie) is still available. Being ute dogs, they rock sideways.

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BARRY BRAHMAN AND BIRD
BARRY BRAHMAN AND BIRD

Small rocking bull with cattle egret in attendance. SOLD.

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BELLYBELLE
BELLYBELLE

Bronze, based on an earlier sandstone carving I'd done. Available.

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PIGFISH
PIGFISH

Playground sculpture, ciment fondu, built for Housing Commission units, Caloundra. Slippery slide down the back.

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LARGO MA NON TROPPO
LARGO MA NON TROPPO

White cement over polystyrene. Now lives in the Blue Mountains.

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Chicken Dancer 1
Chicken Dancer 1

The first chicken dancer I cast. There were 4, and these led to a series of paintings as well.

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