When restoring statuary, I model replacement parts in the style of the original artist. In this way, the finished statue retains its integrity and dignified appearance.
This Sacred Heart statue had a lot of damage to the hands and base, (though the hands did not need replacing, just repair).
Its restoration has been completed in time for the feast day of the Sacred Heart which this year falls on the 3rd of June.
We found two different decorative schemes when the original white paint was removed.
Once the red colours were introduced to the mantle, we adjusted the decoration to fit the new look. The gold detailing was rendered in 24k gold leaf.
Lewis and Lewis
is a Catholic family run business: specialising in statue restoration, and church interior projects.
Jeanette is a professional sculptor/fine artist and designer; husband David is a traditional upholsterer/technician.
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