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Christine Close

Christine Close is a figurative sculptor who takes her inspiration from the grace and dynamics of the human body and the abundant variety of form found in nature. Christine originally studied Photography and Sculpture at Blackpool College of Art and then Zoology at Exeter University. Subject personality and behaviour play an important role in her work and observation is a key component in determining expression. Christine then went on to a sculpture casting course while living in Singapore. Christine works initially in clay which gives her the freedom to explore and change her ideas and also adds spontaneity to the final pose. From the clays she then casts into foundry bronze, resin, recycled glass or cement. She is constantly exploring new media to keep her work fresh and exciting. “My subjects are modelled through observation with an insight into their innate characteristics, developed whilst studying zoology. My aim is to evoke a response in the viewer through their own interpretation of my work.”

As a figurative sculptor I take my inspiration from the grace
and dynamics of the body and the abundant variety of form
found in nature. Personality and behaviour play an important part in my work and observation is a key component in determining expression. I work initially in clay which gives me
the freedom to explore and change my ideas and adds
spontaneity to the final pose. My recent work is cast in resin and recycled glass which reflects and refracts the light adding a
depth and sparkle to the piece. I have found a certain satisfaction in taking the masculinity of car windscreen glass and transforming it into soft and sensual feminine forms.
I also cast in bronze resin, foundry bronze and cement. My
outdoor sculptures using glass are now cast in Bioresin. This is a UV stable eco-friendly product produced mainly from sunflower
oil.