My sculptures draw on my love of figurative expression and have always represented my vision and spirit of merging memory, wonder and joy.
Each sculpture explores form, texture and colour as layers are built up, producing a narrative within the piece, creating a dialogue for the viewer to explore their own emotions and stories.
‘…it is a reflection on the idea of life’s journey as a complex layer of comfort and chaos, strength and fragility, authenticity and vulnerability.’
...'“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” ~ Auguste Rodin
I love telling a story, through a sculpture’s personality and character. From the expression of their figure and natural curves, to their face, stance and movement. My passion is in evidence in my art and has always represented my slightly quirky and humorous spirit vision of life. I want my sculptures to connect and trigger reflection with the viewer. By using universal themes, I tell the story of the beautiful and the strong, the wise and the naïve, the hesitant and the brave, and the loved.
As an artist, nothing makes me happier than seeing someone connect and smile with my work. There’s no better feeling than when we experience a lift of our spirit. When captured, that exquisite moment can transcend our external environment.
Recalling the childlike feeling of possibilities & cherishing the forgotten simplicity of living each day full of simple pleasures.
Taking time to breathe. Taking time to play. Taking time to enjoy.
Inspired to create characters that embody energy, life and love.
My wish is that these sculptures, will bring inspiration and joy.
Exhorting us to embrace all that life has to offer.
'Bird feeder' (2020)
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS:
WINNERS of BBC1 “Home is where the art is” series 2 episode 2 (view tv show on BBC iplayer)
Diving girl sculpture now on permanent display in RHS Wisley, UK
18 July to 2 Aug 2020 ~ Art & sculpture in the vineyard, High Clandon vineyard, Surrey GU4 7RP
19 Aug to 20 Sept 2020 ~ Sculptures in the garden, Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester WR5 1RS
20 Aug to 14 Sept 2020 ~ Summer exhibition, Jack's gallery, The old fire station, Henley on Thames
19 Sept to 4 Oct 2020 ~ Art & Soul, Haslemere, Surrey, UK
23 Sept to 3 Nov 2020 ~ Savill garden exhibition, Great Windsor park, UK
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dawn Conn is an international figurative sculptor, based in Henley-on-Thames, UK, Brisbane, Australia and Dublin, Ireland.
Dawn’s unique mixed media and limited edition bronze are found in private and public collections in UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and USA.