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Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture
Edition of 15
H13 cm L18 cm W11 cm
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Listening is a limited edition bronze sculpture of a working cocker by Jane Shaw.
I wanted to capture the energy, impulsiveness and slight nervousness of a Working Cocker listening hard – a lovely moment for dog lovers. It took many months to complete and was a hard project because how can you capture that split second – but I hope I have managed it – or at least a bit of it!
The working cocker spaniel is a very popular dog in the UK and has over taken the labrador. They are great companions, very transportable as they are smaller than springers, and can retrieve in the field. What is more, some high profile people now have working cockers – such as the Cambridges, Guy Ritchie and the Beckhams! Thats why I have schnauzers….very untrendy dogs!
I have always loved the way working cockers are constantly busy using their ears and nose! This working cocker has just stopped to listen, and I wanted to capture their wonderful ‘snake’ like body as they turn. The bronze animal sculpture was a commission for this breed of dog, and I based it on a number of different working cockers which I had in my studio so I could understand the breed of dog as much as possible during the process. This bronze animal sculpture did take me along time as I found it hard to capture the essence of this dog breed but at last it happened!
This bronze sculpture of a working cocker would make an ideal gift for someone who loves shooting or the outdoors and perhaps has a spaniel of their own, as it conjures up their energy and spirit. The sculpture would be ideally placed under a lamp in a drawing room or window sill – so the light can enhance the movement of the piece. This could be a lovely animal sculpture on a larger scale for the outdoors. Its available in bronze as a limited edition of 15 or in bronze resin as a limited edition of 25.
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 and West Show and then won the same award in 2016 for her sculpture of a Hare’s Head – ‘All Ears’.
Size: H:13 cm x W:11 cm