Sophie Louise White is best known for her contemporary wildlife sculptures and she is renowned for capturing the intrinsic essence of her subject. Irrespective of size, she sculpts with a harmonious balance of movement, elegance and motional poise.
With an astute eye for animal anatomy and forms that function, Sophie manipulates her materials to create an elegant, aesthetically balanced signature style.
Growing up on her family’s rare breeds farm, situated in Kent, Sophie was privileged to observe the beauty of the animal form first hand. Th...
All artwork by Sophie-Louise White Contemporary British sculptor
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'Heron (Bronze Flying/Landing life size Heron garden/Pond statues)' by Sophie-Louise White
Description: Bronze Lifesize Flying and Alighting or Landing Herons with Wings Spread Out for Outdoors Outside in the Garden, the Yard or by the Lake or Pond Created by the wonderful Wild Life and Wild Bird Sculptor Sophie Louise White using the Lost- wax Bronze traditional process. Life Size Heron Coming into Land sculptures for sale.
Size: 214 x 120 x 100 cm (height x width x depth) It is a maquette sculpture It is a lifesize sculpture
'Swallow (Swooping Blue Bird Bronze statues or sculptures)' by Sophie-Louise White
Description: Bronze Swooping and Flying Life Size Swallow or Blue Bird Sculptures for Indoors Inside or Interior display in the Home or Workplace for sale, by the Brilliant Sculptress Sophie Louise White Whose sheer love of the Animal Kingdom Shines through in this and all her other Wild Life and Wild Bird Art Sculptures. See Also her Boxing Mad March Hares, Alighting Heron. Perched Kingfisher The Mischievous Mice and cheese Flying Swallow
Size: 44 x 18 x 14 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Kingfisher on Reed (Perched Bronze Blue life size statue/statuette)' by Sophie-Louise White
Description: Bronze Perched Poised Hunting and Watching, Fishing Blue Life Size Kingfisher Sculptures or statues for Outside in the Garden or outdoors by the Pool or Pond, Or Inside Indoors as an Interior Statuette/ornament/sculpture/statue for the House or Office, For Sale by Sculptor Sophie Louise White.
Size: 49 x 28 x 16 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Mice and Cheese (sculpture statues rocking polished Bronze)' by Sophie-Louise White
Description: Mice in/on a Cheese Indoor/ Inside/interior Sculpture or statuette or figurine By Sophie Louise White who has made a rocking polished bronze Cheese. The White Mouse is Removable and can be placed in any Hole.
Size: 19 x 13 x 10 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Halcyon days- large (Pair Kingfishers Perched garden sculpture statue)' by Sophie-Louise White
Description: Pair bronze Kingfishers Perched on Stylised Perch sculpture statue for sale for Outdoors Outside Exterior in Garden or Yard or terrace By the Imaginative Sophie Louise White Whon Writes... "The Halcyon is a bird of Greek legend and the name is now commonly given to the European Kingfisher. The ancients believed that the bird made a floating nest in the Aegean Sea and had the power to calm the waves while brooding her eggs. Fourteen days of calm weather were to be expected when the Halcyon was nesting - around the winter solstice, usually 21st or 22nd of December. The Halcyon days are generally regarded as beginning on the 14th or 15th of December.
The source of the belief in the bird`s power to calm the sea originated in a myth recorded by Ovid. The story goes that Aeolus, the ruler of the winds, had a daughter named Alcyone, who was married to Ceyx, the king of Thessaly. Ceyx was drowned at sea and Alcyone threw herself into the waves in a fit of grief. Instead of drowning, she was transformed into a bird and carried to her husband by the wind.
The myth came to the English-speaking world in the 14th century, when, in 1398, John Trevisa translated Bartholomew de Glanville`s De proprietatibus rerum into Middle English:
"In the cliffe of a ponde of occean, Alcion, a see foule, in wynter maketh her neste and layeth egges in vii days and sittyth on brood... seuen dayes."
By the 16th century the phrase `halcyon days` had lost its association with the nesting time of the bird and had taken on the figurative meaning of `calm days`. Shakespeare used the expression that way in Henry VI, Part I, 1592:
Assign`d am I to be the English scourge. This night the siege assuredly I`ll raise: Expect Saint Martin`s summer, halcyon days, Since I have entered into these wars.
"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