Sculpture is now widely collected
across the UK, and an increasing number of contemporary artists are
now producing some exciting and innovative work in three dimensions.
In the midst of this trend, certain individuals stand out from the
field, and one such figure is the hugely talented British sculptor
Jennine Parker. The stories behind Jennine's arresting bronze
figures are firmly rooted in her own life; for her, sculpture is not
a new departure, but relates back to her childhood; it has given her
the freedom to express her personal experience as she explains:
Many of my ideas
seem to materialise from nowhere, yet I know the seeds are sown (and
worked on subconsciously) by experiences I encounter daily, people I
meet or places I visit, indeed from all aspects of the world around
me from past and present. Inspiration from natural weathered erosion
for instance offers a contrasting juxtaposition of smooth to
textured surfaces, encouraging sensitivity to texture and form.
Interesting shapes and lines are created in the natural world
wherever you look and from every angle.