In my latest work I try to capture memories of the freedom of childhood – the energy and spontaneity, the days of living and playing in your own imagination and the unfettered physical joy of it all. The work celebrates those moments when we scaled fortresses, stood on the ramparts as king of the castle or dared ourselves to leapfrog over the moon.
Alison Bell tries to make work that touches the free spirit in us, most often through memories of childhood. She is drawn to the times when as a child, we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle. Or sometimes just quietly inventing our own worlds. Alison's work is essentially figurative and rooted in her early practice as a portrait sculptor. But while the truth of the figure is important, her aim is to evoke the moment - the energy, the glee, our curiosity, the tenderness in our hearts. She works freely & quickly in wax, observing & remembering, and then refine each piece before casting in bronze. ...
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