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Jeff Childs Fine Art Sculpture
Jeff Childs Fine Art Sculpture
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Telephone: 0115 9617 435
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Description


Jeff Childs has always been involved in a wide spectrum of the creative arts including painting and drawing – the creation of pewter and stained glass wall plaques and jewellery, and the writing and performance of music and poetry.  Then later, having gained a degree in psychology and sociology, together with further counselling qualifications, Jeff worked within counselling and therapeutic settings. Part of this involved working with clients using art therapy.

Jeffs interest in sculpture as a creative outlet then developed though his desire to portray aspects of the human experience in a three dimensional form. The study of the person from within - how we are motivated and interact – to how we can be represented artistically, completes a circle that Jeff is passionate about, and finds absorbing and fascinating. Jeff's influences are unashamedly classical, and he has drawn great inspiration from some of the great sculptors of the past, such as Michelangelo and Bernini – even into the modern period with Rodin.

Although Jeff portrays contemporary women and prefers the everyday reality of the ordinary in his chosen poses, there is essentially no separation of today’s model from that of the Renaissance, Baroque and later periods, in that an unbroken line of humanity is captured in the uniqueness, energy and sensuality of the female form.

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The sculptural process involves a collaboration with others and the application of my own skills in order to produce each piece. I work closely with the life model, who brings her own feminine perspective and input, rather than just reacting passively to my direction. Ideas are generated during our work together, and I strive to capture the freshness and immediacy of those moments in the creation of the sculpture.

Creating each piece begins with collecting a series of ideas and drawing rough sketches. I then take many detailed photographs for each pose, and those which I find the most aesthetically pleasing and meaningful are chosen to carry forward as sculptures. Using these images for reference, I then make a sturdy aluminium wire armature, or framework, which forms a simple outline of the proposed idea. The armature gives the work the necessary strength upon which to gradually build up the clay, or wax, until I achieve the desired finer detail. I also refer back to my life model during the later stages of the work to ensure that have caught the essential mood of the work.

Finally, my original finished work is taken to the fine art foundry, where a limited edition of bronze sculptures  are created using the ‘lost wax’ casting process.


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Apres le Bain  (large) £3250
Height or length:57 cms without plinth 70-80 cms with plinth (plinths vary)
Material: Bronze, on stone plinth
May also be sat on furniture
Edition of 75




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Apres le Bain  (small) £475
Height or length:20 cms
Material: Bronze, on marble plinth
Edition of 75



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Caterina 1 £2750
Height or length:53 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75




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Caterina 2 £2750
Height or length:35 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75


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Emma Daydreaming £445
Height or length:12.5 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 149


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Your Memory Lingers £ 995
Height or length:33 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 18


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A Pause in the Dance £2950
Height or length:30 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75


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The Sanctuary of Sleep £1845
Height or length:47 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75


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Torso £ 445
Height or length:22 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75


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Josephine £1845
Height or length:39 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75



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Julie £495
Height or length:34 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 75



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On the Beach £395
Height or length:27 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 149


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Alessandra £1295
Height or length:26 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 24



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Nurture £1395
Height or length:20 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 18


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Stillpoint £995
Height or length:27 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 18


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Gaia £1695
Height or length:27 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 24



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The Standing Woman £2450
Height or length:49 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 24



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The Warmth of the Sun £3250
Height or length:49 cms
Material: Bronze
Edition of 36


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Work in Progress - Windswept


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The Flying Woman £3250
Material: Bronze
 

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Blue Torso £ 995
Height or length:33 cms
Material: Bronze, on Roman Limestone Base


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Lucy £1395
Edition 24
Height 22cms
Material Bronze