Jane explains, ‘I must never tire from looking, observing and learning’. Her powerful style – dynamic and full of movement – reflects this promise to herself; it appears as if she sculpts while keeping one eye on the model. All her pieces, small or large, reveal how she expressively handles the clay (before casting) with her fingers, as if painting with a broad brush.
Bronze Hare is conceived on an almost monumental scale, designed apparently to be running at full tilt through the foliage of a garden or field. Cast in bronze resin, Jane has modelled with great expressiveness the sinews and muscles of the wild animal without forfeiting its beautiful lines or natural grace. It is a perceptive work of great power.
Jane Shaw grew up in Gloucestershire and learnt to sculpt from an inspirational teacher. She read History of Art at Manchester University before working as a Fine Art Consultant, later setting up a recruitment company. In 2013, her passion for sculpture, combined with her love of wildlife became overwhelming and she concentrated on creating sculptures of animals. She exhibits and sells her work nationally and has a permanent display in the garden of her studio in Dorset.
More of this talented, self-taught sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Materials: Bronze resin, suitable for outside, steel frame and armature
Dimensions (approx.):Armature base: H:2.5cm, W:177cm, D:82cm, Sculpture: H:114cm, W:187cm, D:54cm
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