Jane's sculpture, Looking Up - Lurcher, perfectly illustrates her own credo: ‘I must never tire from looking, observing and learning’. Her powerful style – dynamic and full of life – reflects this promise to herself; it appears as if she sculpts while keeping one eye on the model. All her pieces, small or as here, large, reveal how she expressively handles the clay (before casting) with her fingers, as if painting with a quick, broad brush.
She captures the emotional presence of this reclining sighthound, languid yet attentive. The anatomy, described in broadly modelled strokes made in the original clay, is faultless, but the greatest impact is arguably supplied by Jane's extraordinary awareness and ability to communicate a sense of the animal's psyche.
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, whitewashed, no plinth
Limited edition of 48
Dimensions (approx.): Sculpture: H:50cm, W:97cm, D:60cm
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