ALEXANDRA HARLEY MRBS*
Alexandra Harley is a London-based sculptor working predominately with wood and stone. She exhibits regularly both in the UK and internationally and is currently the Associate Artist at Chelmsford College where she is working on a series of constructed clay sculptures.
Alexandra was invited to take part in the first Anguilla Sculpture Symposium in November 2015. She has also been selected for the Brian Mercer Award which is a three month residency attached to a bronze foundry in Pietrasanta in Italy. She will be starting work there at the beginning of February 2016, and there will be an exhibition of the work in London later in the year.
Alexandra discusses her sculpture 'Fraindre' with the Brancaster Chronicles.
Alexandra Harley runs several courses in sculpture at Morley College and the City Lit in Central London: she also offers individual tuition.
"These sculptures convey a sense of movement, animation and an expressed feeling of imbalance and unease. I am inspired by, trying to capture movement in the natural world, including the moving figure. I try to encapsulate a combination of movements rather than just a static pose. I look beneath the skin to expose the underlying movements, rather than the outer surface which masks the tensions and stresses contained within..."
Alex blogs at alexharley-asculptorslife.blogspot.co.uk
*Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
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