Wendy Bristow is a Sculptor and Artist specialising in stone carving and clay modelling. As well as creating my own pieces, I undertake commissions. Head and figure portraits are first created in clay, and then can be fired and glazed or cast in bronze. If you are interested in commissioning a piece.
'Man Emerging (Carved stone Male Torso nude Outdoor Yard statues)' by Wendy Bristow
Description: Nude/Naked Male Torso Carved Stone sculpture for Outdoors in the Garden or yard or Indoors in The House by Wendy Bristow The Artists Description... This was inspired by a visit to London when I glanced up at ‘Zimbabwe House’ (which used to be the British Medical Association building) on the Strand and was surprised by the numerous torsos apparently emerging out of the stone building. When I got home I discovered that the sculptor Epstein had carved the figures to represent man’s lifespan - appropriate for a medical building - but his realistic style rather than romantic portrayal of the human torso which was the norm at the time - caused outrage and controversy resulting in unseemly parts of the naked body being removed in the name of health and safety! Despite the carvings being completed in 1905, the way they had been mutilated gave the impression they were ancient relics. I quite liked the way in which the bodies were incomplete and seemed to ‘emerge from’ or ‘sink into the stone’. The idea inspired me to create my own version of a man coming out of a stone which I am keen to develop further with a woman also yet to emerge.
'Love bears Fruit (High relief Carved Grapes and Foliage and Lettering)' by Wendy Bristow
Description: Haut Relief/High Relief Carved Stone Wall/Seat Panel of Foliage and Fruit And LOVE Lettering carving for sale for a gift to a loved one to go in in their Garden or Yard Outdoors on the patio or terrace as well As Indoors in the Home By the Versatile and accomplished Sculptress Wendy Bristow
"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
Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
Ilan Gorin, Ipanema, Brazil.