Emma Rodgers: From Sketch to Sculpture at the Walker Art Gallery

Emma Rodgers is a Wirral based artist who has achieved international acclaim for her sculptures.

This display focuses on a recent work called ‘The Dancer’. This beautiful sculpture is shown alongside original preparatory sketches and items from the casting process. These objects explore how the idea for a work of art becomes reality. Open 28 April 2010 – 6 July 2010.

“The Dancer” captures a moment in mid-performance. The curve of the figure’s back and the outstretched limbs are reminders of the beauty and elegance of her movement and yet the physical strain and effort to achieve it. The high-arched feet of the sculpture mirror the distinctive shape of a dancer’s feet, shaped by years of practice.