I made this devil out of my daughters modeling material. It’s inspired by a Swedish artist named Christel Khan. She’s a painter and sculptress and her sculptures made in bronze are amazing. I’ve had an urge to try bronze founding ever since I visited Christel Khans art exhibition held in her beautiful garden called Sköndal. But I have no foundry and know absolutely nothing about the technique so what’s a poor woman to do? I tiptoed in to my daughter’s room and “borrowed” some of her modeling material for oven hardening. Once I was started I couldn’t stop. I think I made 30 different devils and angels. Help! What was I going to do with 30 devils? A friend of mine came with a solution. She was having a stall at a gardening fair and I sold my devils there as bug protection. My sales pitch was “put these in your flower bed and scare the bugs away”.
Who needs pesticides ( and garden gnomes) when you can have your very own garden devil!