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The bronze ‘Anna' was selected to feature for International Women’s Day at the Vane Gallery, UK during ‘WO/‘ 2018. 

About the work - This piece was modelled from life in clay and cast in bronze at Powderhall Edinburgh. The female sitting figure is an homage to the Italian sculptor, Maillot who typically presented the female form in this way. 

My interpretation of his work has missing toes and an extended index finger in a defiant gesture despite her bowed and submissive head. One digit is absent from each foot.

With this work I was interested in the representations of artists' models; in this case, the model was herself a talented artist who sought an extra income to sustain her own creative practice. Her pose conjured memories of the hundreds of sculptured nude women in galleries worldwide, whose reasons for sitting are not documented.


A common theme in my work is dismembered digits. Here, it is notions of beauty in its most cruel form, self abuse and a sense of entrapment which led to the absence of those particular toes; their loss does not lend itself to any disability, rather a purely aesthetic issue.
The bronze ‘Anna' was selected to feature for International Women’s Day at the Vane Gallery, UK during ‘WO/‘ 2018. 

About the work - This piece was modelled from life in clay and cast in bronze at Powderhall Edinburgh. The female sitting figure is an homage to the Italian sculptor, Maillot who typically presented the female form in this way. 

My interpretation of his work has missing toes and an extended index finger in a defiant gesture despite her bowed and submissive head. One digit is absent from each foot.

With this work I was interested in the representations of artists' models; in this case, the model was herself a talented artist who sought an extra income to sustain her own creative practice. Her pose conjured memories of the hundreds of sculptured nude women in galleries worldwide, whose reasons for sitting are not documented.


A common theme in my work is dismembered digits. Here, it is notions of beauty in its most cruel form, self abuse and a sense of entrapment which led to the absence of those particular toes; their loss does not lend itself to any disability, rather a purely aesthetic issue.
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Anna - The Models Maillot Sculpture

Samantha Boyes

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze

Size: 7 W x 11 H x 10 D in

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The bronze ‘Anna' was selected to feature for International Women’s Day at the Vane Gallery, UK during ‘WO/‘ 2018. About the work - This piece was modelled from life in clay and cast in bronze at Powderhall Edinburgh. The female sitting figure is an homage to the Italian sculptor, Maillot who typically presented the female form in this way. My interpretation of his work has missing toes and an extended index finger in a defiant gesture despite her bowed and submissive head. One digit is absent from each foot. 
With this work I was interested in the representations of artists' models; in this case, the model was herself a talented artist who sought an extra income to sustain her own creative practice. Her pose conjured memories of the hundreds of sculptured nude women in galleries worldwide, whose reasons for sitting are not documented.
 A common theme in my work is dismembered digits. Here, it is notions of beauty in its most cruel form, self abuse and a sense of entrapment which led to the absence of those particular toes; their loss does not lend itself to any disability, rather a purely aesthetic issue.

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Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:7 W x 11 H x 10 D in

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Primarily a sculptor; practiced in traditional sculptural techniques including taxidermy, casting, carving and modelling as well as woodwork,, stone carving, embroidery, drawing, collage, photography, film and installation. Living in Edinburgh where she works producing museum facsimiles, fake food and exhibits within contemporary art. Boyes subject matter is often indulgences and vulnerabilities, which she meticulously re-sculpts in incongruous yet appropriate medium. Here beauty, perversion and sometimes humour collide. Her subject matter over the last few years has been both edible and sexual 'I find the two are inextricably interwoven'. She articulates her concerns with food consumptions by subverting food presentation - highlighting the uneasy feelings at deriving aesthetic pleasure from others extinction, the plunder of other cultures/species, where unbelievable reality abruptly forces one to reassess what is true. When food is generally considered a comfort, these pieces seek to draw the viewer in and elicit discomfort. Questioning extinction, gluttony, animal agriculture, obesity, starvation, mass production, fast food, GM food, processed food and fashions in molecular gastronomy.

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