Emily Little was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, Emily Little emigrated to England where she grew up in various parts of the UK. While taking sculpture as a second subject, she graduated with a B.A. Hons degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art. She later moved to Rome, Italy. She presently lives and works between Edinburgh and Rome.
She began painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours and frequently sketched the Pennine landscape while living in West Yorkshire in her early teens. Contemporary to this period she was intr...
Sculpture: 'Buffalo Girl`s (ceramic Peasant Women Busts statue)' by Emily Little
The works displayed are individually hand-built using a refractory clay sourced in Verona, Italy. However, the Buffalo Girls can be created in various materials to withstand outdoor temperatures and produced in varying Ceramic Head and Shoulders Women/Females/ Girls Wading in Water for sale in ceramic or Bronze or Iron For Outside Outdoors On the Lawn in the Garden or Pond.This and delightful observation by Emily Little is for sale in a Material of your choice. They are best displayed as a single piece or as a three- part sculptural installation. In multiple-piece works, there is great flexibility in the way the work can be displayed. In this way, equal importance is given to both the dynamic interaction between the pieces and the pieces themselves. Even minimal changes in their positioning, can create subtle shifts in tension and interpretation of the work as a whole and through repetition, can suggest new ideas of pattern, shape, space, form.
The Buffalo Girls came about from a desire to pare down elements of the female form to the essential the resulting primitive simplicity is a consequence of that process. Similarly, the rudimentary facial features could recall a mask and its purpose both to identify and disguise. The title of the work also recalls Malcolm McLaren`s hit from the early 1980`s and serves to highlight its essentially ironic nature, while at the same time to sharply juxtapose the determined, processional sobriety of the ?girls? themselves.
45 x 73 x 36 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 5 2/3 in x 2 ft 4 2/3 in x 1 ft 2 1/6 in
"I say that the art of sculpture is eight times as great as any other art based on drawing, because a statue has eight views and they must all be equally well made." Benvenuto Cellini Italian Baroque goldsmith and sculptor1500-1571