About this work of Art
Head of a Horse
Bronze Resin Sculpture
Edition of 15
Size: H 32 cm x W 23 cm x D 63 cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Wild is a limited edition bronze resin sculpture of a Horses Head by Jane Shaw. Horses and the equestrian world has been in my blood since I was a young child and now my love of horses has passed on to one of my daughters, so once again the house is filled with equestrian photos and drawings! The animal yard, is often a place where I am found sketching horses, trying to capture the essence and movement of this wonderfully graceful animal.
For this equestrian sculpture, I was inspired by the Head of the Horse of Selene from the Parthenon in Greece which has become one of the most widely-recognised and popular of the Parthenon sculptures. Whilst this horse head was carved in marble, I sculpted my horse’s head in clay and have kept the markings from my knife – giving a much more rugged and sculpted finish. I never like the viewer to forget that they are looking at a sculpture first and therefore like to show off the material used.
The finished equestrian piece is of a life size horse’s head and is slightly more stylised than my other sculptures but with a total focus on the head of the horse. I wanted to capture the horse when he’s out of control, his head is strong, and his ears are back, and his power is beyond human control. The head of a horse can say so much.
This equestrian sculpture can be displayed inside in a large area, ideally at eye level, and its on a portland stone base but equally it could rest on a garden wall or be given a plinth of your choice to fit the space it will fill.
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 32 cm x W 23 cm