Frank Miles - Sculptor
"Sisters 2" Limited Edition Bronze by Frank Miles
Frank Miles was born
in 1946 in Zimbabwe and spent his early life as a child of the bush veld. A
lifelong intimacy with nature is captured in all his wildlife sculptures and it
is that which gives them such a presence in private, public and corporate collections
with a B.Sc(Hons), majoring in Botany and Zoology, Frank traveled extensively
in Africa, Europe and America.
Upon his return to
Africa and the bush veld he so loved, his artistic talents matured into the
creation of superb bronze sculptures of African wildlife and people. Frank made
a wide study of various methods of bronze casting and finally formulated the
unique process which, combined with his inspired talent, distinguishes his
Developing his technique
From 1976 to 1979
Frank studied American casting methods and was the first to use the Ceramic
Shell, Lost Wax process reproducing bronze artwork in Southern Africa.
From 1980 to 2000
Frank managed his own company creating a non-ferrous Artistic Foundry for the
productions and completion of bronze sculptures.
His works are
produced in limited bronze editions, after which the molds are completely
destroyed. Certificates of Authentication are available for each piece.
Move to Australia
Frank and his family
immigrated to Australia and became Australian citizens in January 2004.
His move to
Australia has resulted in a change of direction with wonderful perceptions of
the human form in a social context.
Frank's work is now cast
by the prestigious Perides Bronze Art Foundry in Brisbane, Australia but each
piece is finished by Frank personally in his own distinctive style and
"Steptoe" "Fantasia" "Lady in Red"
Content edited from Frank Miles' website