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Limited Edition Bronze Resin Sculpture on a sandstone base
Edition of 25
Size: H 43 cm x 25 W cm x D 32 cm (excluding the base)
The base size: 14 cm squared by 18 cm
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Big Softy is a life-size head of a Bull Terrier on a sandstone base. Its a limited edition bronze resin by Jane Shaw.
My love of Bull Terriers, is displayed in this life-size head of a standard sized bull terrier. I feel they are very mis-understood dogs. I wanted to show through this bronze sculpture of a head of a bull terrier their real love for life and kindness….These dogs are funny, gentle, intelligent and full of life – a great combination of character which is often all held in their face. This was why I wanted to focus on the dog’s head, and through a majestic stance….you can see magic of this classic breed of dog which can be seen at every angle!
After completing a degree in History of Art at Manchester University, Jane spent her early career with a firm of Fine Art Valuers and Consultants travelling and living abroad before returning to London to set up and run a recruitment company, which she then sold after a decade. On moving to Dorset in 2013, she has revived her love for sculpture inspired by her life long interest in animals, and the outdoors. Jane is passionate about the portrayal of both animals and humans, and often working directly from life, focusing on movement and the overall essence of her subject. Jane continues on her own sculpture projects, producing work in both bronze and bronze resin and is now beginning to develop larger scale projects in plaster which are cast for the outdoors. In 2015 she was awarded First Prize for her sculpture of a Racing Greyhound at the Bath & West Show and then won the same award in 2016 for her sculpture of a Hare’s Head – ‘All Ears’.
Size: H:61 cm x W:25 cm