Plant Head

1963

Bronze

76 cm high

Sculpted in 1963, Elisabeth Frink in her 1992 interview with Sarah Kent said that plant head was more based on fossils and formed around the idea of man changing into animal, animal into plant like an evolution. This sculpture did not follow the notion of emotional damage that can be experienced in her other heads of the same period, like soldiers head. This bronze is in an edition of six and was shown in Washington in 1990, Frink’s last American exhibition.

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Elisabeth Frink [ 1930 - 1993 ]

Born in Thurlow, Suffolk, Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) trained at Guildford School of Art (1947-49), and at Chelsea School of Art (1949-1952) under Bernard Meadows and Willi Soukop. These studies, combined with visits to Paris that acquainted her with Giacometti and the works of Rodin, culminated in Frink’s first major exhibition at the Beaux Art Gallery in 1952.

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