Rachel Lindsey Clark

PERKY SOPHIA

"This is the first little wax figure in my Distancing Diary. Perky Sophia is one of my favourite models. Her poses are always completely natural, unselfconscious and yet meditative. My quick sketch gives me a starting point as I conjure her up in three dimensions. The soft brown casting wax is perfect for swiftly made models as it is easy to change, remove and replace areas without weakening the material. If my hands are too warm or the studio too hot it does get sticky, so I simply to take a tea break until the wax firms up again."

Artist and lithographer Rachel Lindsay-Clark grew up in South London and from her early years visited her sculptor grandfather who had a studio on the King’s Road. Nowadays she lives and works in Greenwich. She gained a B.A in Fine Art, at Goldsmiths College, specialising in printmaking. She regularly show at prestigious exhibitions including the Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery, The Barbican and The South Bank as well as the London Affordable Art Fairs. Her work has also published in a 'Printmakers Handbook' and recently she has often held successful solo and joint exhibitions. She particularly enjoys making these sculptures, often based on drawings made in life class.

Medium: Brown casting wax.

Size: 13cm x 13cms approx.

 

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PERKY SOPHIA

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