Rubin’s maquettes began with his personal interpretations and approaches to making stelae and totems.  Later, he began incorporating boldly defined geometric shapes into those organic forms.  This animated fusion of styles creates a sense that spirits or natural forces inhabit the pieces.   Can those leggy rectangles walk? Do the cubes dream?  The artist’s touch is visible not only in his expressive surface treatment, but in Rubin’s uniquely personal, acid imposed patinas, a trademark of his work.  By using traditional rather than industrial fabrication techniques, Rubin’s artistic involvement is evident in each work from beginning to end generic cymbalta.

A number of maquettes in the artist’s collection are available for courtyard enlargement.

Just as paintings often begin with a sketch, large sculptures evolve from scale models in plaster, wax or clay called maquettes.   These models represent original ideas–newly formed– before their completion as finished products. For decades, sculptor Rubin Peacock experimented with shapes and ideas through maquettes, which resulted in bronze or stone and bronze sculptures.
Beginning in the 1980s he created a series of maquettes, later commissioned as bronze sculptures by private collectors to enliven their intimate courtyard spaces.  Some of these maquettes evolved into full-scale pieces, like the bronze (shown left)   at the headquarters of The Carpenter Co. in Richmond, VA.  Because maquettes reveal how an artist develops an idea or style over time, collectors value them.  In fact, the Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta, Italy, where Rubin lived for a period, has a significant collection of maquettes.

Available  in the Rubin Peacock Studio

Water Buffalo Stele,  (8″ H), $3,500

Winged Stele,  (11″ H x 12″ W)  $2,500  

Fishhook Stele, (10-1/2″ H), $1,800

Primeval Geometry, (13″ H x 6″ W), $3,500

Lightning Stele, (10-1/2″ H), $1,800

Reliquary Stele, (10″ H), $1,800