Angela Palmer

Angela Palmer

My sculpture is a direct response to the human form and amounts to an exploration of that invisible connection which exists between artist and model. I aim to catch through the inclination of the head or the tilt of the shoulders a spiritual connection to the humanity in the sitter. Most are sculptures of women and they are created in my studio in the Wye Valley working with a model.

I make the sculpture in clay and it is then cast in bronze resin (a technique using metal powder and resin) in an edition of around 25, though commissions may be cast in bronze metal. The bronze resin sculptures are suitable for garden settings and interiors.

Drawing is integral to my practice as an artist. Whereas sculpture is the making of a real object based on a real model, drawing uses perspective and foreshortening to create a two dimensional portrayal of the shape and volume of the model. Using a model suspended in a cats cradle of ropes has given a new exciting dimension to my recent drawings.