Sculpture is a truly ancient human art form, and yet we are constantly finding new and innovative ways to express ourselves and ideas through the craft that is older than recorded history and civilization itself. Polish sculptor Malgorzata Chodakowska has struck an interesting balance between bronze and water.
Her bronze fountains look oddly unfinished and out of place when viewed on their own, but are transformed into dazzling and lively works of art once water is pumped through them. Through these fountains, an angel gets her wings. A ballerina gets her tutu. Some are quite surreal and feel that they would be better placed in a dreamscape of incredible proportions.
First, the artist makes a model out of clay to get the shape and proportions right and makes a mold. In order to transform it into one of her incredible fountains, she then must pour molten bronze into the cast to capture all the detail and bring substance to her vision. The results are simply spectacular.