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The Great Escape
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture
Edition of 9
Size : H 14cm L 35cm W 16cm
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The Great Escape is a limited edition bronze of a Running Hare by Jane Shaw
I have only ever seen a hare in the wild, for just a moment and then he’s gone but I always cherish that moment! Brown Hares graze on vegetation and nibble bark from young trees and bushes and shelter in a shallow depression in the ground or grasses. When disturbed, hares can be seen bounding across fields using their powerful hind legs to propel them forwards. They often run in a zigzag pattern and this is what I wanted to capture in this bronze sculpture of a running hare. Hares can turn direction extremely fast, and infact are one of the fastest animals in the country. I love exaggerating their paws and their gestural movement.
I wanted to show this bronze wildlife sculpture of a hare running for his life around the bend, out of site. I exaggerated the movement and fear in his face and body. Everything is on a curve. I am now working on very large version of this bronze sculpture in plaster for the garden!
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:14 cm x W:16 cm