Investment Opportunity – Support a Living Artist & Aspiring Filmmaker
“Fortuna” (pictured above) is a one-of-a-kind, bronze sculpture. The piece features a 5″ x 1.5″ pentagon shaped, beige marble base. The overall measurements are 27.5″ H x 10″ W x 7.5″ D, and it weighs about 30 lbs. This sculpture is unique in all of the world. Unless someone else attempts to make a copy of the work, it will remain completely unique. The mold deteriorated and was destroyed about five years ago. The first bronze that I cast from the mold was titled “Suckerfish Ball” (pictured below). The fish figure on the first casting was poured with a metal commonly referred to as white bronze, giving “Suckerfish Ball” its distinctive metallic look. “Fortuna”, on the other hand, is cast in Everdur Silicon Bronze – an industry standard alloy that is about 96% copper. I applied a warm-toned, polychromatic patina to the finished bronze, because I wanted to give the piece a more realistic (koi fish) color palette. The metallic tones on the band around the ball and the decorative dollar signs are where I decided to use a transparent patina to let the bronze show through.
I chose to change the title and the patina of the second casting to give “Fortuna” a more positive presence. The original concept for the sculpture was asking the question “What are people suckers for?” Money, play and stardom were the three answers that I focused on when I sculpted the ball portion of the piece. When I transformed the second casting into “Fortuna”, I intended to show how money, play and stardom are not negative in and of themselves, they can also be representative of good fortune.
In the current moment, I am offering up “Fortuna” to raise money for tuition to attend college and expenses related to the initiation of the “Grand Providentia Projection – A True Story as Yet Unfolding…”. The price to buy this bronze sculpture is $3,500.00. The cost includes shipping to any address in the continental USA, and sales tax, which I will be sure to pay if it is sold. This is actually a very reasonable price for this sculpture. If you look around at comparable bronze artwork, by living artists, I’m confident that you will see what I mean when I say reasonable. You can also visit my Saatchi Art website at, https://www.saatchiart.com/scottjosephmoore to see how I’ve priced my artwork there. Keep in mind that Saatchi Art takes a 35% commission from the sale price, and I would also need to prepare the work for shipping (build a crate).