This bronze sculpture features a family of four, nude, and set amongst four varied height pipes. The piece has its title carved in the sculpture. The piece is by Tom Merren.
We know little about Tom. We believe he was a mathematics professor who sculpted as a pastime, producing the work, including doing his own casting, in his garden shed. Another piece we have of his has the intriguing title of Newton's 3rd law of motion written in latin round the base, whilst others are relatively simple nude studies. If you know any more about Tom we would love to hear from you.
Apart from the artist's signature in the casting, there is nothing else to indicate whether it is a limited edition or not.
This is a solid hot cast bronze sculpture using the lost wax process.
The sculpture stands approximately 22 cm (8.6") tall.
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