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Alex Shorey

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Derby 2001-2004

Since graduating in 2004 Alexandra has been exhibiting her horse sculptures in many prestigious galleries and interior design houses, both nationally and internationally.

Her work is enjoyed for its unique style and sensitivity, drawn from childhood with her horses and other animals. She has spent the last few years experimenting with new materials and techniques, which has inspired her current body of work.

‘Sculpting my horses, creating flesh and hooves, dancing tail or flicking ear, I recall a tenderness, shared by touch and subtle gesture, a companionship which to this day, moves me deeply. My work cherishes these feelings and memories, animates them, a dance performed by long graceful necks and the spindliest of legs. The process of making itself is long with many stages and materials. I love the individuality of each piece, unique in its creation from skeleton to skin. Worked from wire, through resin clay to patination, each horse develops its own personal journey, a fragment of its birthplace hidden deep within. A joyous celebration and a painful personal experience, my work seeks the heart of its onlooker. A reminder to those who love the horse as much as I do, that he is as ever handsome and willing, graceful and courageous, a loyal friend who in the face of great pain and suffering, will always bear us back to the path’.