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Dachshund monument-bench

Dachshund monument-bench
Dachshund monument-bench

The dachshund monument-bench as a gift to the city was made by masters from Ivanovo and Shuya. The monument to the dachshund is very popular among the townspeople and guests of Ivanovo: children use it as a bench, take pictures next to it. A rare citizen of Ivanovo or a guest of the city, passing by this sculpture, will not stroke the ears or nose of the charming dachshund, believing that it will definitely bring good luck.

Subsequently, Dachshund had his own name: “Lucy”. She turned out to be funny, with lively eyes and a beautiful nose. Driving by, you can often see a wreath of flowers on her head, and under the sun she is always hot. This is how the works of authors are born, whose soul is crystal clear and carries kindness.

Monument bronze dachshund, city of Ivanovo
Monument bronze dachshund, city of Ivanovo

The history of the creation of sculpture:

The studio “Artkont”, which is engaged in artistic casting, received an order from the city of Ivanovo to create a small sculpture. The work was offered to the sculptor Artemy Cherkasov: an outstanding, cheerful person who breathed life into it.

Initially, a model was made of polystyrene, small details were refined in plasticine. The next step was the removal of the mold, from which an identical model was cast, but this time from plaster. It was reworked, leveled and smoothed out for a more perfect shape, which was already a master model. Then it was sent to the Shuya foundry, where a lump form was removed from it, which consisted of a molding mixture – quartz sand, resin, hardener. To lighten the weight of the sculpture, it was decided to make it hollow. For this, a rod was made, which is a slightly reduced part of the sculpture’s body, which was placed inside the form.

Dachshund head
Dachshund head

The entire structure was installed in a flask (in the foundry – this is a device that serves to hold the sand while it is compacted) and tightly rammed with molding earth, and then turned over. Molten bronze from crucibles (a ladle in which the metal is melted) was poured through the legs of the product. After the metal had cooled, it was removed with crowbars, revealing the newborn sculpture piece by piece. The final stage was grinding and polishing “Dachshund”. In order to give the effect of “patina” it was treated with special acids and burned with a gas burner, reaching a protective and decorative layer.

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