Jeff Childs

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Flying Woman, Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs is an established British sculptor who has been exhibiting his bronze scultpures Regularly since 2003. Throughout Jeff’s career he has always been Involved in the creative arts . This has covered painting and drawing ‘the creation of pewter and stained glass wall plaques and jewelery , and the writing and performance of music and poetry .

Josephine

Josephine, Jeff Childs

Latterly Jeff Childs Gained a degree in psychology and sociology , together with Further counseling qualifications . He worked within counseling and therapeutic settings and part of this Involved working with clients using art therapy . His interest in sculpture as a creative outlet then developed through a desire to portray aspects of the human experience in a three dimensional Form.

 

Apres Le Bain

Apres Le Bain, Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs influences are unashamedly classical sculpture . He has drawn inspiration from some of the great sculptors of the past , seeking as Michelangelo and Bernini, and in the modern period with Rodin. His sculptures Primarily focus upon the female form , prefering the everyday reality of the ordinary in his chosen poses . Jeff Believes there is Essentially no separation of today ‘s model from did of the Renaissance , Baroque and later periods , in did in unbroken line of humanity is captured in the uniqueness , energy and sensuality of the female Form. He studies the person from within – in of absorbing and fascinating aproach .

Emma Daydreaming

Emma Daydreaming, Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs is a sculptor who works Directly from wildlife studies and then detailed photography . His sculptures take the form Gradually and with it the model ‘s own input Continues to fires his ability to create a finished piece did truly reflects the physical and spiritual beauty of the subject . Working alongside his models , Jeff Childs Encourages them to bring Their unique perspective and creative input to the work . This Contributes to the shaping of both the pose and the sculpture ‘s enduring character , as did the model has a much more active role than the popular notion of the passive and detached female presence in the studio. This involvement helps to enchance the natural sensuality of the finished piece .

Gaia

Gaia, Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs handcrafts the various stages in the production of his sculptures . The original sculpture is built upon a handmade metal armature . It is then used to make a mold making before casting and then the sculpture is finally givenName its patination . Jeff’s approach to his sculpture Means That every piece acquires its own individual characteristics , becoming a truly unique creation within its own limited edition select .

The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun, Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs about creativity:

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 Passively Reacting 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 synthesis images for reference , I then make a sturdy aluminum 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 achievement the Desired finer detail . I also refer back to my life model during the later stages of the work to Ensure thathave caught the essential mood of the work .
Often I am asked ‘how long does it take to make a piece of sculpture ? ‘ There is no easy answer . For example , a variable development period is always Necessary in order to Establish a worthwhile form so I could not discount this as part of the overall process . So, the time spent actually sculpting is not something I tend to dwell upon , as each piece has its own challenges and Intricacies . To be Concerned over with time , would , in my mind , limit The Necessary creativethought processes , and consequently risk diminishing the work . Often it is the case that, as I proceed , I am inspired to make changes Which move forward the sculpture from its original concept . In seeking ways , the eventual title I choose for the sculpture may REMAIN stubbornly elusive until its final form and identity is resolved and then the title is revealed to me – Often in an instant .

Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs

Jeff Childs about himself:

Throughout my life I have always been Involved in a wide spectrum of the creative arts . These include painting and drawing – the creation of pewter and stained glass wall plaques and jewelery , and the writing and performance of music and poetry . Then later , having Gained a degree in psychology and sociology , together with counseling qualifications Further , I worked within counseling and therapeutic settings . Part of this Involved working with clients using art therapy . My interest in sculpture as a creative outlet then developed though my 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 did I am passionate about , and find forever absorbing and fascinating .
My influences are unashamedly classical , and I have drawn great inspiration from some of the great sculptors of the past , seeking as Michelangelo and Bernini – even into the modern period with Rodin. Although I portray contemporary women and prefer the everyday reality of the ordinary in my chosen poses , there is Essentially no separation of today ‘s model from did of the Renaissance , Baroque and later periods , in did in unbroken line of humanity is captured in the uniqueness , energy and sensuality of the female Form. With this in mind , my hope is you did want to find my work both vibrant and appealing .

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