|Patricia Volk, ARBS|
“Heads have become an obsession to me in the search to create modern icons - whether flawed Heroes, outwardly noble and courageous but nevertheless a victim of sorts, or ambiguous Virgins, the symbol of perfection but also of female repression … This has developed alongside the idea of faces in a crowd – indistinguishable amongst all the others – each with their own private tensions and sadness … The heads are containers, not of the intellect, but of something spiritual, something secret, enigmatic and un-knowable.”
Patricia Volk strives to convey simplicity in form and inner emotion in her work. These characteristics, combined with the strength and dignity evident in her heads and figures, emphasised by their very simplicity, imbues them with an air of stillness, a serenity, which enhances the sense of peace and invitation to contemplation to be found in gardens.
In 2007 Patricia was the Regional Winner in the ING Mall Galleries 'Discerning Eye' exhibition. In 2008 she was shortlisted for the Royal Society of British Sculptors' 'Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency'.
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