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.
Wild is an extraordinarily powerful sculpture of a horse’s head, which, as the title suggests, is untamed and majestic. Shaw evokes the innate power of the animal. Her broad strokes in the original clay are highly expressive, still bearing the marks of the tool she used, but the depiction, while convincing is also compelling. A forceful work from nature, Wild also suggests the iconic Selene horse head taken from the Parthenon, an unforgettable, classical reference.
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, Wild is a limited edition (2/15) in a Verdigris finish.
More of this sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.
Material: Cast in Bronze resin, Verdigris finish, dressed stone plinth
Dimensions: Head: H(nose to ears):64cm, W(across eyes):23cm
Head with plinth: H:126cm, W:23cm, D:52cm
Plinth base (not shown)a larger block on which the plinth stands: H:20cm, W:20cm, D:32cm
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