The Club welcomed Jacob Chandler a young sculptor intent on following his dream. Everyone was enthralled both by Jacob’s talk, which led us through the steps from an initial idea to the finished bronze, and by a stunning example of his work.
He writes on his website [www.jacobchandler.co.uk] “My work focuses on the transient, capturing the most dramatic point of an action, the tipping point from one moment to the next, be it physical or mental. Ordinarily this fleeting change would be gone in the blink of an eye but to hold it forever in a solid yet ethereal design creates strong emotional impact. The use of metal, particularly steels such as corten, adds another dynamic to my work as the oxidisation means the surface is constantly changing. Being self taught has allowed me to gain mentorship from artists and sculptors across the country, who have successful full time careers, including the ex-president of the Royal Society of Artists. It has also given me the opportunity to forge working relationships with leading industry experts in metal fabrication, computer aided design and manufacture and galleries.”
The photograph shows President Elect Peter Llewellyn with Jacob Chandler and his bronze, Poise and Elegance 1.