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Metal Casting Technologies : March 2006
54 inda Klarfeld's studio in the Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills, is crammed full of figurative sculptures in all stages of creation. Inspired by the work of French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, the sculptress is one of the only women producing cast bronze sculptural work in Australia. After seven years' studying the art, including apprenticeships in all technical aspects of sculpture in Australia, Prague and New York, she set up a studio in Sydney several years ago. Linda did not attend art school but undertook hands-on training that included stone sculpture and mould-making, along with an understanding of casting techniques. She works with several local foundries to cast her statues in silicon bronze, such pieces as those recently installed at Macquarie University and the private residence of Nutrimetics founder, Imelda Roche. Whilst bronze sculpture has always enjoyed high status in the art world, and many of Linda's clients are some of the wealthiest people in Australia, it is only after 15 years' work that she is making a "decent living". Most of the famous sculptors throughout history have been men and Linda believes this probably due to the technical aspects of the work and the expense involved. "Sculpture is not just about big ideas, you really need to FEATURE By Paula Wallace Casting an impressive figure L www.metals.rala.com.au