I am making a sculpture which I feel is most suited to commemorating our great writer in the act of writing one of her novels. The dress is from a period copy, and the furniture I’m basing on that used at her home in Chawton, Hampshire. It is anticipated to be finalised soon and cast into bronze during this years commemorations.
Evoking a cavalry horse during the retreat from Mons.
I am presently adding more figures to encapsulate the magnitude of tragedy experienced by the defeated German VI Army in Southern Russia. So far nearly fifteen men have been reconstructed, using help from friends to model actual winter uniform and equipment in my studio space here in Winchester. Each figure is around 30cm in height.
The finalised Fifteen figures are to be exhibited in Londons Mall Galleries from Sept 25th – Oct 13th, as part of the Threadneedle prize competition . There is a chance for the public visiting to vote for their favourite entry .
Update; I won the Visitors Choice with my group, which collected 13% of the total vote in the exhibition of 153 works.
2015 – I am presently moulding the whole set of fifteen figures and look for a sponsor to get these cast into Bronze and a possible exhibition .
A First World War British Army Rifleman is the depiction of a model dressed in authentic Somme period uniform and Battle Order equipment. The informal pose contrasts with the formal nature of post WWI memorials. The figure attempts to communicate vulnerability, representing the moment of a soldier awaiting zero hour , …… and his destiny on the fateful attack of the 1st July, 1916.
An ongoing project at the present time is a sculpture of the Ballerina Uliana Lopatkina. Through visits to St petersburgs Mariinsky theatre it has been possible to model the wax figure from Uliana at rehearsel. It is anticipated that the piece will be completed this Spring. Uliana has a deeply spiritual affinity with dance.
She has been called ‘Russias Soul’. Her style is classically pure. She is the greatest living Ballerina, and has made the role of Odette/Odile her own.