Profile of Jennine Parker
Freedom of expression
Sculpture is now widely collected across the UK, and an increasing number of contemporary artists are now producing some exciting and innovative work in three dimensions. In the midst of this trend, certain individuals stand out from the field, and one such figure is the hugely talented British sculptor Jennine Parker. The stories behind Jennine's arresting bronze figures are firmly rooted in her own life; for her, sculpture is not a new departure, but relates back to her childhood; it has given her the freedom to express her personal experience as she explains:
From the age of 7 to 21 dance and Gymnastics were an important part of my life, and I believe that this fact has played a huge role in my work. These activities provide a way for the human body to express its energy through graceful or interesting curves and lines, creating movement and shape. In much the same way, my sculpture expresses movement, shape and texture - the female form imaginatively evoked through curves and shapes.