Diving into the ocean of life III (2021) in RHS Wisley
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
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.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS:
As the sun rose
Winner of the 2020 sculpture prize Surrey
On exhibition from 22 May to 22 June 2021
@ Lightbox gallery, Woking
WINNER of BBC1 “Home is where the art is” series 2 episode 2
Catch the show here in UK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000krgl/home-is-where-the-art-is-series-2-episode-2
Please note: Due to the overwhelming response from the BBC1 'home is where the art is' show ~
no commissions will be accepted until further notice ~ sorry.
ARTISTRY GALLERY, Henley-on-Thames ~ ongoing
ART & SOUL, Culloden Estate & Spa in Holywood, just outside Belfast from 26th June – 18th July
APPART, Surrey from 10 to 25 July
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.