Barbara Franc

I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. 
 
I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting. 
 
Most of my pieces are done to private or corporate commission and I am represented by several galleries but I also welcome any enquiries about my work. 

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Barbara Franc - Ngamiland Painted Dog

£1,500.00
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