03: Serenity

In a clay life study group with a model whom we had often worked with we collaborated with the model involvement to create an interesting but comfortable pose .

This 1st sculpture became Dreamer. A while later I observed Dreamer to create using plaster & scrim over an iron armature this life size sculpture titled Serenity. I still feel her joyful peace I experienced within the group with the model as our minds came together in creating.

Verdigris painted bronze resin- petit life size.


Ani Buckland

While I started making pots and lamps in the ceramics department at university, my epiphany moment was when I did a life study figurative sculpture workshop.

While based on a classical approach of observational life study , human and animal I studied anatomy based sculpture during the pandemic. I love understanding the underlying structure of form and strive to make my most “authentic” work .

Captivated by the intricate beauty of form I seek to express and celebrate what I see and love.

Using, clay or wax for modelling machetes or plaster & scrim to make larger works.

Inspired by Greek Classical through Rodin to contemporary sculptors from early 20thc ie. Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth ,Henry Moore, Gill.

I have exhibited regularly with Southwest Sculptors and fellow 2D artists since 2013.

I hope that my work may comfort, delight and encourage others.