Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Danish Girl

We’ve been watching some Scandinavian tv dramas recently which reminded me of my Danish girl. This, a second, larger version of this work, came about from a commission request from Denmark, home of the Little Mermaid. Perhaps one shouldn’t like ones own work  :) but I really do like this one. I must think of a suitable name. The following pictures were taken on the way to the foundry a couple of years ago. 

This is what I say on my website about how the first version came about.

Strictly speaking this is a larger version of an old work which I did for a client some years ago. She has an interesting story. I spotted a discarded colour supplement on the floor of my studio which had been placed there to clear up a wax spill. What caught my eye was a silhouette of a girl on one leg. It was an illustration for an article entitled “Save your Heart, Exercise”.

I rescued it and attached it to my studio wall as an interesting pose for future reference.

Some time later a client came in to see progress on a commission and happened to see it on the wall and without hesitation insisted I make him one! So I did a one off.

I have just completed this larger version of her. The pose is quite hard to do and somehow I feel “Save2” is quite special.


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