Born in 1989 in Burton upon Trent, Elliot showed a passion for wildlife and art from a young age. Influenced by the animal sculptures of the renaissance, he focuses on capturing the life and grace of the subject, concentrating on their key features but allowing spontaneity to make up the main body of the sculpture. Largely self-taught, Elliot takes inspiration from the countryside, initially in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Elliot now travels the country in order to observe and photograph animals in their natural habitat. Alongside lifes...
Sculpture: 'Suffolk Rams Head (Bronze Male Sheeps Head/Bust statuette/figurines)' by Elliot Channer
This solid bronze sculpture demonstrates great observation, capturing the features and character of the Suffolk Ram. Modelled in clay then cast in bronze using the lost wax process, the finished piece is mounted on a wood support/base holding it perfectly in its natural position. Modelled from life this piece is typical of Elliot`s work with an energetic style perfectly suited to the subject. The piece is finished with a black patina on the face and a white fleece. As with a number of Elliot`s sculptures, this piece has been exhibited at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall`s River Cottage in Axminster Devon.
I am passionate about British wildlife and work to replicate the beauty of each animal in my work. Preferring to work from life, I have chosen to focus on only the head of the ram allowing for a manageable sculpture without reducing the size considerably.
23 x 17 x 18 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 9 in x 6 2/3 in x 7 1/10 in It is a 0.75 times lifesize sculpture
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong
Dear Peter, Enclosed is photo of my lovely fox, placed into an area which I`m developing as a small bluebell and white birch woodland. I`m absolutely delighted with the sculpture! Would you please pass a copy on to Tessa (Hayward), with my thanks and very best wishes. Jenny
Mrs J. Gray, Hungerford Newtown, Berks, England, United Kingdom.