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The Slender One

ARTIST: Helen Alajajian

MEDIUM: Bronze

 

SIZE: 30 x 30 x 18cm (limited edition 8/9)

ABOUT THE ARTWORK: 

As a sculptor, I like working from life, as the work has vitality. The Slender One is a small scale sculpture of a dancer. The work was created the same way Rodin worked: sketching from life, construction of armature, application of clay, then casting the clay form in plaster and sisal. The outer mould is chipped away from the plaster and sisal form, ready to go to the foundry to be replicated in wax, followed by bronze.

Value: $7,300AUD

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ARTIST: Helen Alajajian

MEDIUM: Bronze, limited edition of 9

 

SIZE: 30 x 20cm

ABOUT THE ARTWORK: 

The female form has long been a thing of wonder and beauty. I sculpt from live models to capture the essence of what I see.

Value: $5,600AUD

Reserve: $5,200AUD

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Helen is a Sydney-based sculptor. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania and studied at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School under the late Tom Bass. Helen has exhibited at Mosman Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Dubbo Regional Gallery and has won many prizes including the Australian Bronze Prize, the Northbridge Art Prize and for figurative and abstract sculpture in the Royal Easter Show. Helen was also shortlisted for an acquisition prize at Sculpture in the Gardens. Helen has a public sculpture at Clifton Gardens Beach, installed for the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Programme, a bronze life-sized kelpie named Alinta. Over the years Helen has modelled in clay, plaster and wax and has carved in soapstone, Italian alabaster, limestone and Carrara marble using only hand-held tools. A lifelong observation and love of sculpture in its many forms have influenced her work which is at times semi-abstract and characterised by simple elements of design.