Elisabeth Frink

Bird

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About this artwork

The experience of growing up during the Second World War shaped Frink’s art. This is the largest of a series of bronzes, made in the 1950s, in which birds are given a menacing, military appearance. She stated that birds were ‘really vehicles for strong feelings of pain, tension, aggression and predatoriness.’ This Bird was cast in an edition of ten numbered bronzes. This is an additional cast made by the artist for herself and is marked ‘AC’ for ‘Artist’s Cast’.

Published November 2021

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Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink