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On Top of the World By Jane Shaw
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On Top of the World
Limited Edition Bronze Resin Sculpture
Edition of 25
Size: H 23cm L 21cm W 7cm
Please Note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
This bronze sculpture of a mountain goat is positioned on a Bath Stone Base.
We lived in the French Alps when the kids were small and it was always a great family thrill to spot a mountain goat surveying the scene high above us. He would be standing on what would look like a very precarious mountain face but was always solid and very sure-footed! One of the reasons why they are so so good on sheer rock faces, is that their foot is soft in the centre, like a lion’s pad, and this is surrounded by a hard hoof, like a horse.
This vision was my inspiration for this wildlife sculpture. The goat definitely has ‘attitude’ and he is not someone who you would want to mess with. Positioning this bronze sculpture on a sloping rock it has given this very delicately sculptured piece, an authoritative presence as he looks down onto us humble humans! He will never fail to make you smile as you pass him.
I first made him in wax and then replicated the bronze wildlife sculpture in plaster and scrim. He has had several outings to my exhibitions as a large goat but I have never cast him, and so perhaps I need to do this. I would like to find a bit slab of rock so he can dominate in our garden!
The coffee table bronze wildlife sculpture of the mountain goat, seen here looks great in a drawing room, and the contrast of the bath stone against the dark bronze sculpture adds drama to the sculpture.
This Bronze Sculpture of a mountain goat can be purchased in bronze or as a bronze resin, both as limited editions.
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:23 cm x W:07 cm
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