Father’s Day gave us the perfect excuse to take the petite Piction posse out and about in search of some serious inspiration. We found it at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
The Dancer is Emma Rodgers’ observation of the human animal, frozen in a moment of movement. Obviously not a movement any of us could make, although our eldest had a good go at a starfish. Emma’s sculpture is just breathtaking. This time, a work in bronze, it is a departure from her usual ceramic sculptures. It was really inspiring to follow her journey through the accompanying exhibits, which tell the story of how Emma researched and created this specific piece.
The quality and integrity of the research process is important not just for sculptors of course but for all creative professionals, including ourselves. Stepping away from our own immediate process is not only refreshing and inspiring but it is also part of our broader appreciation of styles of work and creative interpretations. We should add, this appreciation included our visit to the fabulous Big Art for little artists gallery on the floor below.
Ali Kay, 2010