Our Innovation Team was engaged throughout the design and fabrication process, collaborating with designers and engineers to accurately recreate the historic figure.
After the fabrication process was meticulously mapped and the figurine was digitally sculpted, we milled a buck, formed a fiberglass jacket mold (build in two parts to limit seams), then we rotocast it!
The Venus of Lespugue is a small ivory carving dated to 26,000-20,000 BCE and is among the most famous prehistoric Venus figurines. Throughout the process of recreating and enlarging the sculpture, we took extra care to maintain the distinctive characteristics of the original, even making our own set of tools to accurately recreate the dimpling.
Material research and engineering were key to ensure that this sculpture could permanently live outdoors. We used outdoor-grade and rust-proof fiberglass hollowed to receive an LED column with waterproof light modules. The 4.5-foot tall sculpture sits on top of a weatherproof metal armature and base.