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BRENT AND SHIRLEY CAIRNS
Kaiapoi, Canterbury - New Zealand


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Art Starting At $1,674

Artist Statement

Brent & Shirley Cairns of Kaiapoi are the artists behind the brand name of NakedArt. Reverence for the human form is the underlying value behind each of the sculptures that they create from taking a mould from a live model. Some of the most famous and popular artworks through the ages have involved the human form and this couple are carrying on this tradition with their unique style of sculpture. Their creative skill brings out the beauty in each of the people that offer to model for them with techniques developed to capture minute detail. Generally the medium employed is imported gypsum from the United States. Multiple layers of colored glaze are then applied to produce a faux bronze effect that changes the look of the sculpture as the light changes during the day or with artificial light at night. Another medium they use is glass. The wonderful effects you get when you combine the human body and the translucent properties of glass, makes for a sensual ambience. Pewter is another medium they have experimented with providing a unique reflective contemporary look, along with Aluminium. Whilst both raised in Southland they came from very different backgrounds, Shirley’s fathers business manufactured concrete water tanks so during the school holidays she would spend her time plastering tanks. Where as Brent’s family is more on the creative side, his grandmother was a painter and his mother and sisters are talented in all types of craft. The idea of making a mould from ...   Read More

Original Artworks (4)

Brent And Shirley Cairns; Glass veil girl shroud wi..., 2011, Original Sculpture Glass, 750 x 850 mm. Artwork description: 241     Figurative, player, football, female, nude, glass sculpture, sculpture, sculptures, slump glass, statue, glass statue  ...
Brent And Shirley Cairns
Original Glass Sculpture, 2011
750 x 850 mm ( x )
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Brent And Shirley Cairns; Player, male sculpture wi..., 2011, Original Sculpture Other, 750 x 700 mm. Artwork description: 241    Figurative, player, football, male, nude, wall sculpture, sculpture, sculptures, metal wall art, metal wall decor   ...
Brent And Shirley Cairns
Original Other Sculpture, 2011
750 x 700 mm ( x )
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Brent And Shirley Cairns; Diana, Beauty of the fema..., 2011, Original Sculpture Other, 450 x 1000 mm. Artwork description: 241   Figurative, Diana, female, nude, wall sculpture, sculpture, sculptures, metal wall art, metal wall decor  ...
Brent And Shirley Cairns
Original Other Sculpture, 2011
450 x 1000 mm ( x )
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Brent And Shirley Cairns; Goddess, the beauty of th..., 2011, Original Sculpture Other, 450 x 850 mm. Artwork description: 241  Figurative, goddess, female, nude, wall sculpture, sculpture, sculptures, metal wall art, metal wall decor ...
Brent And Shirley Cairns
Original Other Sculpture, 2011
450 x 850 mm ( x )
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