kathy prest

Creating sculptures is good for my soul. I translate the spirit and grace of dance into bronze sculptures. I hear the music surrounding the lithe enigmatic body of a dancer as she becomes simplified when caught in a moment of time, expressing the joy in the spirit, and beauty of the human form. I visualise each sculpture telling its own story and to me they are dancing in the studio when they are being created.

When working in clay, I use the suppleness and delicacy of the medium and the touch of my hands creating figures to come alive and dance across the table. When working in plaster, the details are eliminated so the sculpture is timeless expressing the innocence of the human form. My intention is to inspire those who see my work into appreciating the beauty in the people that surround them.