| SCULPTORS: MELIESA JUDGE & WILL KUIPER
Historic Portrait Sculpture
A legacy for the future, a reflection on the past
 
Historic Portraits
Mary Ward, Loreto
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Catherine McAuley
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Saint Ignatius
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Malcolm Blight
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Archbishop of Melbourne, Thomas Carr
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When an organisation chooses to invest in a serious sculpture, they invest in an object that endures for generations. It creates an embodied legacy for the future.

We have worked in this field for 25 years and remain completely convinced that figurative sculpture is able to communicate ideas and values on a powerful level that is not accessed through digital media.

Each of the projects featured here were developed in close consultation with the clients. As artists we are guided by our research into the lives of the subjects, as well as the ideas and needs of the clients. We maintain strong lines of communication throughout the process and allow the work to be reviewed at each milestone point.

Figurative sculpture is a demanding discipline. As humans we communicate as much through our movement and gestures as we do through our words. Every nuance of the sculpture is apparent even to an untrained eye. The figure needs to be precise and the positioning clear and uncluttered.

We work in the tradition of the old masters. We sculpt the unclad form first, resolving every muscle and every subtlety of the figure before it is clad. The figure is always worked directly from life models. The structure of their muscles and bones is hand modelled into the clay. This ensures authenticity and energy in the finished sculpture.

Through this strict methodology, we strive to make our artwork contemporary, relevant, dynamic and energetic.

 
Mary Ward, Loreto Schools in Australia   sculpture Carrick Hill   The Guardian   still watch   Angas Memorial, Adelaide City
  Aurora Sculpture, Adelaide City   Catherine McCauley   Waite Arboretum sculpture collection   Howling Wolves  
public site sculpture   Wickerman sculpture   Egrets, linde Reserve   St Ignatius sculpture   Ceres, Waite Arboretum
  Aurora Sculpture, Adelaide City   Catherine McCauley   Waite Arboretum sculpture collection   Howling Wolves  
Mary Ward, Loreto Schools in Australia   sculpture Carrick Hill   The Guardian   still watch   Angas Memorial, Adelaide City