‘People fascinate me, I love to study the forms of their face but my main aim is to capture an emotion in my pieces that elevate them from a study and I strive for a connection to be felt by the person looking at the final sculpt.’
Val Adamson’s most recent work is inspired by the dramatic sculptural hair forms of tribal African women which she combines with masks and art works from the same tribes. This has developed into a series of pieces that combine emotion with an abstract form reflecting that emotion.
Working from her Studio in the Cotswolds, Val sculpts in clay and then moulds and casts her work into bronze and bronze resin. She also teaches sculpting from life using traditional methods at Universities and from her Studio, sharing her love of sculpting with others and acknowledging the escapism and therapy that sculpture provides.