Jacob Chandler is a young contemporary artist. He was born and bred in Shropshire, and grew up in a family of artists and designers, where making and creating was a lifestyle. He studied Art at Thomas Telford School and was one of two A level artists in the country used to celebrate artistic achievement by the examining board. His work is still being used as the examining boards as an exemplar teaching resource.

Initially he intended to become an Architect but after taking up his place at university, ill health made this impossible. He sees this twist of fate as his most fortunate moment, as it allowed him to embark upon his career as a sculptor. This was always his preferred career route but he gave himself just one year to prove that he could become a successful sculptor or return to Architecture.

Within that year has been the visiting artist at the British Ironwork Centre, been Commissioned for two public sculptures and numerous personal sculptures and negotiations are ongoing with the Birmingham Royal School of Ballet who are interested in having a piece commissioned.

Description

This maquette for the life-size corten piece and bronze casting is fabricated from balsa wood and is finished with a tough resin coat.   It fits in with the rational of the rest of the body of work Moments in Time capturing dynamism in a fusion of  cubism and futurism.
This sculpture is modeled on Corrine Cox a young dancer who trained with Elmhurst and now dances for the Czech national ballet.
The angular nature and disproportionate features accentuate the stresses and strains on the body during these feats of human power in an elegant flowing form

 

Medium: Wooden Maquette

Size: 61x 39 x 20cm
Price: Commissionable