Bronze sculpture details
The two mermaids observe the shellfish dreamily. Their gaze is turned inward. They are not aware of the admiring looks, nor the unrest they provoke with their unwitting, exotic nakedness. On their tiny island, time runs backwards.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Leo Wirth’s work is formally realistic, even highly realistic. Down to the smallest details of fashion, his figures represent people we might see on the street today. At the same time, he has an infallible eye for the typical, even clichéd aspects of our everyday life and not least, a good portion of humour.