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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Dancing Girls…

To continue yesterday’s theme of dance, in the year 2,000 the Allen Gallery in Hampshire commissioned two life size figures in bronze titled, “The Dancing Girls”.  My daughters Trina and Tania, then aged six and seven, modelled for the sculpture.  It is the centrepiece of the gallery’s courtyard garden and school children created the ceramic flowers that circle the figures.  A year’s work was involved between the preliminary sketch shown below and the final bronze cast.  

In future posts I will dig into the archives and show you pictures of the work in progress.


  1. I love this! It shouts of summer and happy times; carefree and laughing. I'd love to see the works in progress.

    Incidentally, spotted any ticking mail bags lately?

  2. Roger, we're only a 40 minute drive from the Allen Gallery. The sculpture looks stunning, and we'll have to visit for a closer look.