Jane Shaw’s sculptures reflect her passion for nature and the outdoors. The animals she sculpts, whether domestic or wild, reveal a profound knowledge of their character, in a stance perfectly observed, a movement caught. Using broad, spontaneous strokes she captures the essence of her subject, whether a combative rhino or a tentative calf.
The Electric Blue Hare is a striking case in point, from every angle the larger than life size hare is anatomically correct, the distribution of weight perfect. The broad strokes made in the original clay are highly expressive, still bearing the marks of the tool used, but the depiction remains convincing. Shaw has captured the trailing leg and weightless ears of the fast-running hare as it begins its turn without any loss of the animal’s integrity.
Shaw is based in rural Dorset and frequently works from nature, which explains the spontaneity of her work and the unsentimental empathy with the animals she portrays. Importantly, she is also involved in an art project which seeks to help people suffering from mental illness or a disability, leading to feelings of alienation or loneliness. The project aims to build self-confidence and an enduring sense of self-worth.
Cast in bronze resin, The Electric Blue Hare is a limited edition, two of six (no. 2/6).
More of this sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery
Material: Cast in Bronze resin, electric blue coating
Dimensions (approx.): Hare: H:115cm, W:210cm, D:48cm; Base: W:180cm, D:80cm
Care: Due to the protective coating, the sculpture can be displayed outside. The sculpture is designed to rise above the metal framework base to which it is screwed.
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