Faerie Dance is a medium size bronze dancer I created using the smaller maquette version that has the same title . The costume swirls around her slender body and arms as she steps forward. At this size I am able to sculpt more detail in the modeling of the figure and in the costume. Many people have remarked amazement at these features of the work. This sculpture feels as if she is about to take flight!
Faeries have a long history in the hearts and minds of many cultures. I have used the old English spelling in the title. They can be found in many literary works the most well known being William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer’s Night Dream. This work has been transformed into dance by a number of ballet choreographers. John Neumeier of the Hamburg Ballet has created a magical ballet to the music of Felix Mendelssohn.
I have one Faerie Dance completed and she is here at River Studios for you to see.
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