About this work of Art
Standing Proud – Standing Cockerel
Limited Edition Bronze Animal Sculpture
Edition of 25
Size: H 21 cm x W 10 cm x D 18 cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Standing Proud is a limited edition bronze resin animal sculpture by Jane Shaw. Here I have sculpted this cockerel from life using soft wax and then had it cast in bronze resin. If you live in the countryside, these wild animals, become part of the family, roaming the stable yards, gardens or fields and are a lovely welcoming site after a long day working. Here I have used very subtle palette knife marks to indicate the feathers and other features – and the twist of the head and body makes the chicken look very proud, and elegant. He is one of a series of hens, but can look equally good in a solitary position on a window-sill or side board.
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 21 cm x W 10 cm