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The Itch


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22 x 25 x 22 cm
8.66 x 10 x 8.66 in







Polished Stainless Steel Sculpture with 24 Carat Gold Plating

The Itch celebrates the life of the dog, depicting a dog trying to scratch his ear – the itch that can never be scratched, but the dog keeps trying!

Cape Town, South Africa

Ferdi's sculptures are largely character-driven, with a comical, childlike and edgy quality.

His sculptures start out as digital models, find material form via 3D printing, and finally are cast in titanium, bronze or stainless steel.

The result of his training in utilizing modern computational technology, embodying classical and old world lost-wax bronze, and exploring modern stainless steel sculpturing, result in a three-dimensional body of work with exaggerated features and forms that are directly influenced from cartoons and animation. He uses innocent childlike characters and forms with strong personal emotion connection, thus re-appropriating popular culture and placing it in the visual arts.

Ferdi has a strong passion for animals. His focus is in trying to capture their emotions from the inside out, as these animals are unable to project and speak out on their fears, happiness or anger. Ferdi’s artwork focuses on the emotional state of animals, and with feedback from mother nature, he empathizes the perspective of the animal’s emotional state with its environmental issues, anthropomorphizing animals in an animated or action-orientated motion.

Ferdi started off as a 3D animator and subsequently moved towards physical crafted sculpture. Ferdi currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

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