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. The anatomy is impeccable, the emotion conveyed remarkable.
Partnership, Mongolian Hunter on Horseback, is an extraordinary work celebrating the affinity between human, horse and bird. The androgenous hunter (geographically identifiable by the hat), twists in the saddle, the horse, apparently at full gallop responds, as does the hawk. The horse’s hoofs seem to draw power from the ground, allowing the three figures to form a group united by strength and purpose.
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: Verdigris Bronze, suitable for indoors
Edition: Limited, 2 of 15
Dimensions (approx.): H:26cm, W:26cm, D:23cm
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