Bronze sculpture details
Moulded into a shape? Forced into a mould? The corsage is on the one hand an aesthetic ideal, and on the other, an example of social coercion. Haspel treats it ironically by subjecting a simple cushion to the ideal and the coercion.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Is Felix Haspel a sculptor? Is he a painter, a graphic artist? Indeed, he is all of these and more, having also taught art as a full professor for fifteen years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He himself, however, refers to himself primarily as a textile artist.