Teresa Wells: Narcissus

Teresa Wells: Narcissus


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Ovid’s story of Narcissus is a well-rehearsed tale about the nihilism of self obsession, but Teresa has represented Narcissus in a very contemporary light, the beautiful youth recreated in verdigris-patinated bronze, poised on the brink. To fulfil Ovid’s vision this sculpture could hang over water, his image reflected at him, but there are other ways to view this compelling work, as a paean to the glory of human anatomy.

Teresa’s work is highly figurative, inspired particularly by the idealised physiques of ballet dancers and athletes, but importantly she places these perfect bodies in stressful, precarious poses that point towards vulnerability and fragility. This tension reflects Teresa’s preoccupation with the psychological disposition that is integral to the human condition, an insight heightened by her observations that modern life imposes enormous pressure.

Teresa Wells is a highly acclaimed, award-winning sculptor. A member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS), her work has featured all over the country in such diverse places as Saatchi Art and the Cotswold Sculpture Park. Her first degree was in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University then an MA from Loughborough University.

More of this talented sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Materials: Cast bronze, verdigris patination, on corten steel base, suitable for indoors or outside (screw holes in base for fixing)

Edition: Limited edition of twelve

Dimensions (approx.): Figure: H:40cm, W:75cm, D:45cm, including base: H:180cm, W:75, D:102cm

Weight: 95kg

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