Cú Mo Chridhe

Cú Mo Chridhe


Bronze Resin
Lifesize
Ltd Ed 2/25
£1550

The Artist - Jean Buchanan

My inspiration comes from a deep love of the animals, many that I have been close to. I watch and notice a split second of movement that expresses the character of the animal, or as in this piece, Cú Mo Chridhe (Dog of my Heart) a quiet moment, and hopefully capture something of their spirit in my work, I trained at Exeter College of Art, where I gained my BA(Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture. My influences range from the French Animaliers, particularly Barye, to Degas, Elizabeth Frink, Sally Arnup, Judy Boyt, Mark Corinth and many more. Cú Mo Chridhe encapsulates my favourite deerhounds. Their serenity and gentleness a great foil to their total grace of movement. I really enjoyed making this piece which is half life-size using clay over a metal armature. Having made the mould this is edition 2 of 25 in Bronze Resin, and is big enough for the garden! My pieces have been sold internationally, including all over Europe, Australia, the US and Canada.