I still have a Robin that I made for my father, which he kept in his studio, now handed back down to me and perched in the rafters of my studio!"
( see Fen's other website for 2-D work)
A large proportion of Fen D'Lucie's life has been spent in Dorset where she continues to live and create her works. In 2016 she took early retirement allowing time to diversify in medium and attend clay sculpture courses in Somerset and Devon. Further courses in wax modelling in Dorset enabled learning from a range of styles and teachers.
Inspiration for Fen is never too far away from the living world, whether wildlife - fur or feather - or human figures with what she describes as their "inexhaustible range of gestures". Fen loves to observe form. Utilizing various elements of previous employment, but particularly Personal Training, she applies her deep understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body in her sculpture.
Sometimes they form from planned designs where she will make metal armatures to support the desired position. Other times no internal framework is used and the form seeps straight from her mind as she teases out shapes from a lump of clay or wax, not knowing in advance where the suggestion of limbs will take the pose.
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