Kathy Dalwood

works

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bust High-Roller kathy dalwood
ART LOVER
Plaster
39cm high
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LIBRARIAN
Plaster
39cm high
POA
HIGH ROLLER
Plaster
42cm high
POA
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LONE RANGER
Plaster
33cm high
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MME MAIGRET
Plaster
30cm high
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DEMOISELLE
Plaster
33cm high
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bust-miss-london-town kathy dalwood
kathy dalwood archaelologist bust
kathy dalwood artist bust
MISS LONDON TOWN
Plaster
36cm high
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ARCHAELOLOGIST
Plaster
37cm high
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ARTIST
Plaster
59cm high
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kathy dalwood aviatrix bust
kathy dalwood Highliner bust
kathy dalwood josephine
AVIATRIX
Plaster
32cm high
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HIGHLINER
Plaster
44cm high
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JOSEPHINE
Plaster
36cm high
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kathy dalwood Lady Manhattan bust
kathy dalwood zoro bust
SETSQUARES MARK 3
LADY MANHATTAN
Plaster
40cm high
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ZORO
Plaster
32cm high
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SETSQUARES MARK 3
Plaster
25x38cm
SOLD
Kathy Dalwood relief group flat
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Kathy Dalwood relief 1
SETSQUARES MARK 4
Plaster
25x38cm
SOLD
LEGO FRIEZE
Plaster
15x60cm
POA
TRASH TAKEAWAY
Plaster
34x69cm
SOLD
Kathy Dalwood relief 2
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Kathy Dalwood relief 4
BAROQUE COCKTAIL PARTY
Plaster
26x45cm
POA
NEW YORK NEW YORK
Plaster
22x48cm
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A FEW ROSES
Plaster
36x39cm
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02 setsquares x 6
Kathy Dalwood relief 5
Kathy Dalwood relief6
SETSQUARES MARK 1
Plaster
25x38cm
POA
UXMAL 01
Plaster
30 X 30cm
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UXMAL 02
Plaster
30 X 30cm
POA

All works are editions and further pieces can be made to order

biography
My sculpture centres around the process of casting, primarily in plaster and concrete. Showing at Andelli Art are two distinct collections; one figurative, the other abstract, but both unified through the practice of casting directly from real objects and materials. This often includes items from the recycle bin and builders’ skips. My plaster busts collage together random objects and contrasting materials, exploring histories of sculpture, fashion and architecture.
The Bas-Reliefs re-visit this ancient illusionistic technique in which objects and environments appear perspectively three-dimensional while only occupying a shallow depth of relief. The subject matter combines my interests in the everyday and mundane alongside my enduring interest in architecture and townscape.
The plaster friezes – titled ‘Setsquares’ – reference Modernist architecture in terms of composition and design. Some, while seemingly wholly abstract, are similarly created by direct casting from real objects including Lego bricks and flattened packaging.
The sculptural form and relief of both collections is emphasised by the choice of unadulterated white plaster as material.

JACOB KRAMER FOUNDATION COURSE
Our Foundation year at Jacob Kramer was a whirlwind of new ideas and fun. An exciting explosion of experimentation and exploration – in stark contrast to the sedate education I’d received to date at a staid girls’ grammar school.
We were let loose on band saws, pillar drills, printing presses and in the dark room. The overarching instruction was to approach every project with ‘no preconceived ideas’ and when observing and documenting the world around us to look for the least ‘intrinsically interesting’ elements.

Above all it was a visual education – deeply unfashionable in some quarters today – and one which handed me my first prism through which to view the world. It was an intense, surprising and often confusing year – sometimes it wasn’t until years later that I understood the feedback tutors gave during our scary group crits, my own artistic practice gradually allowing me to unravel their passionately delivered ways of thinking. But even decades later, those two crucial tenets, insistently reinforced in every context, still hover uppermost in my mind at every new artistic starting point.