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War Horse, Head of a Horse
Edition of 25
Size : H 31cm L 24cm W 12cm (Base is 13cm x 15 cm)
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
War Horse is a limited edition sculpture in iron resin by Jane Shaw.This equestrian bronze sculpture of a horse head was sculpted in self hardening clay which was very rough and grainy which was great as it forced me to be less focused on the detail and more on the essence of what I was wanting to say.
Some of you may have seen ‘War Horse’ on stage at some point in your life and the puppet of the Joey has been a lasting image in my head, as I remember watching the puppet on stage just draw you in and become very emotional. Its a slightly idealised head of a horse and it lends itself to the rich iron colour which heightens the power and strength that horses convey. It can look perfect inside – in an alcove or on a side board, or it can be placed outside in a court yard, perhaps on a metal stand. This is how we have this horse head, and the rust colour looks great against the cream flagstones. However, he can also be cast in bronze or bronze verdigris and portrays similar drama.
After completing a degree in History of Art at Manchester University, Jane spent her early career with a London 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 wildlife, and the outdoors. Jane is passionate about capturing the overall essence and movement of animals and wildlife in her bronze sculptures. Her focus is to portray the power and character of each individual animal by using fluid, spontaneous and strong gestural strokes in any material she uses. Often working directly from life, she produces bronzes for both inside the home as well as garden pieces on a larger scale. In both 2015 and 2016 she was awarded First Prize for her sculptures of a Racing Greyhound and a Head of a Hare, at the Bath & West Show.
Size: H:31 cm x W:12 cm