About this work of Art
Reaching for the Stars
Limited Edition Bronze Resin Sculpture
Edition of 9
Size : H 80cm (including a 4cm stand optional), W 28cm, and D 37 cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Reaching for the Stars is a bronze resin sculpture of a young girl by Jane Shaw. This sculpture can be displayed inside the home or as a garden sculpture.
I am fascinated by human nature and children have such a natural presence, I was keen to portray their feelings through a life size bronze sculpture. I worked with a small child of about 2 years old and produced a life-size figurative sculpture of a young girl in plaster which I than had cast in bronze resin. When you have the sculpture inside a home, it shows the vulnerability of a little girl, looking for her mother, dying to be picked up and held and given the security she is missing at the time. When I place this sculpture in the garden, say under a tree, it shows something different – the figure is reaching beyond where she is right now – reaching for the sky. The bronze sculpture gives a message of hope and strength.
Very little detail is shown in this sculpture as I sculpted it with plaster and scrim. I have exaggerated the little girl’s tummy as they never care about things like that and its a lovely sign of her age!
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 80 cm x W 28 cm