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About THE SCULPTOR

Sculptor Christine Baxter working on a female bust

Christine Baxter

Christine Trained at Camberwell School of Art London in the mid 80’s. Coming from a family of artists and artisans, including dress designers, garden designers, wrought iron gate makers, wood carvers and sculptors. In her early career she worked as a prototype sculptor for Disney and Warner Bros. She exhibits widely in the UK in galleries and garden shows. She sells he work internationally with work in most continents.

Artist Statement

A sculptor’s materials are the vehicle for your language and means of communication. Be it, glass, bricks, steel, etc. What is it you wish to communicate? The reason I have continued with plastic materials such as clay, wax, and setting plaster is because the language and emotion that I want to communicate is that of the human body language. There may be slight differences in understanding of body language, but essentially every human being on the planet that has ever lived will understand a frown or a smile. But it is not just our facial expressions that speak volumes, every gesture, movement stance speaks to us. We have an innate ability to interpret gestures, movements, expressions in terms of emotional communication. In producing a portrait, I am not just interested in rendering a likeness of that person but conveying emotion through that vehicle. Minute nuances, the angle of the eyes, the lips the angle of the neck, these are all infinite and I must feel the emotion myself whilst sculpting to have some confidence that the viewer of the final piece will experience the same emotion. I have not found any other medium that allows me to experiment with the human emotional responses. This is also true, but to a lesser extent when I am sculpting animals.

Inspiration

Working fast in plaster on a wire armature, mixing small pots of plaster, makes me look hard whilst I wait for it to semi-set, then quickly apply it in a considered method. This gives an impressionistic surface, which mimics the fluffed up hare out in the wild.

I love hares, they are very expressive animals, both deadly serious and hilariously funny at the same time. These are cast into Iron resin with a steel armature. They are then dipped into acid to make them rusty. A permanent patina, that stands out well against green foliage

SCULPTURE EXHIBITING

Flora

Bronze resin with verdigris aged patina

 PRICE: £650

To enquire about purchasing this sculpture please contact events@leeds-castle.co.uk

flora - bronze resin with verdigris aged patina by Sculptor Christine Baxter
leaping hare - iron resin rusted - Sculptor Christine Baxter

Leaping Hare 

Iron resin rusted.

PRICE: £1,200

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Reclining Hare

Iron resin rusted.

 PRICE: £650

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Itchy Hare

Iron resin rusted.

PRICE: £850

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Topsy Turvy Hare

Iron resin rusted.

 PRICE: £850

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Looking Down Hare

Iron resin rusted.

PRICE: £850

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Listening Hare

Iron resin rusted.

 PRICE: £850

To enquire about purchasing this sculpture please contact events@leeds-castle.co.uk