Sculpture name; “Stanley’s Shoes”
Material; Stainless steel
Size; Height: 175cm Width: 70cm Length 350cm
This sculpture takes its stance from a shire named Jacob as he leaned into his collar. He worked the farm at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire. Sadly they lost Jacob in 2018, but very quickly found a stunning “strawberry roan” coloured shire who fitted in exactly by matching Jacob’s gentle temperament perfectly.
As I mentioned this sculpture has the stance of Jacob, it has “Stanley’s Shoes”.
Within my sculpture I like to add text, language and hidden messages; “Stanley’s Shoes”, made as a one off, uses text from a series of interviews with a number of people about rural living. In particular I had in depth conversations with a farm owner, a farmworker and a Horse-man or Hossman. These conversations, in a way have preserved a way of life which may soon be lost forever. However as a way of hiding these exchanges I totally broke them down and reassembled them randomly.
Making is in my blood, sometimes I just can’t stop myself. I take great joy in teasing and coaxing material into the shapes I want to see. I hope you Love them too.
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