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Sculptor Nicola Axe
Nicola Axe

About Nicola Axe

When Nicola began stone carving in 2009, she discovered a passion. Stone is an incredible and exciting medium which drives her to discover its possibilities. Originally inspired by sculptors Rodin, Modigliani and Brancusi to name a few, her interests in yoga, meditation and spirituality impress upon the visions and meanings in her work. She is currently experimenting with crystals and fossils embedded in her pieces.
Sculptor Nicola Axe
Nicola Axe

Exhibition History of Nicola Axe

2012: Bovey Craft Fair The Gallery, Hannahs at Seale Hayne 2013: Mythic Gardens, Drewsteignton Delamore Arts Bovey Craft Fair Hidcote Manor Gardens, Chipping Campden Devon Open studios. 2014: Art Parks International Sculpture Festival Mythic Gardens Delamore Arts Bovey Craft Fair Hidcote Manor Gardens Devon Open Studio Westdown House Bradworthy Devon artist network exhibitions at Northcott Theatre Exeter and the Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth The Gallery at Seale Hayne 2015: Art Parks International Sculpture Festival Delamore Arts Charingworth Court Winchcombe Showborough House Twyning Wyncliffe Court`Elegance and Form` Hidcote Manor Gardens `Open Air` Smith and Williamson Gallery, Salisbury

Biography / CV of Nicola Axe

Many hours of my childhood were spent wrapped up in creative projects, something I felt impelled to do, but didn`t take seriously or pursue in my adult life. I revisited that childhood state of wonder, imagination and creativity after having my own children and realized how essential it was to my being. I began stone carving in 2009, after attending an evening class in sculpture. Followed up with further classes, I had discovered a new medium, a passion for carving and a feeling of deep fulfillment. I turned my garage into a workshop and have sold pieces in several local exhibitions, I have produced work for private commissions in Devon, Bristol and London. Much of my work is figurative, my interest in yoga and meditation inspires my work, as do my relationships and family. I have started to use fossils and gemstones in my pieces to contrast energy and the solid form. I am a member of the Sculptworks cooperative, we are a group of five stone carvers, who exhibit our work and demonstrate stone carving.

Artist Statement of Nicola Axe

Stone is a sensuous medium to work in, its solidity and density formed over millions of years make me feel connected to the Earth. The patience and hard work to shape stone make it all the more satisfying to carve. The rhythmic process of carving stone is meditative, it slows everything down allowing the depths of the subconscious to emerge. My work is inspired by my life, relationships and understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, creativity of any kind opens the door to the exploration of the self.

Qualifications / Education of Nicola Axe

Ascentis level 1 and 2 in sculpture NCFE level 2 sculpture City and Guilds level 2 Portraiture.

Influences / Inspiration of Nicola Axe

Rodin, Modigliani, Brancusi, Michelangelo, Ancient Greek sculpture, Buddhist sculpture. Yoga, Spirituality.

Price Range of Work

Nicola Axe's work has a price range from £800 to £2,334

Mediums utilised

Nicola Axe's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Nicola Axe's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (6)
Spiritual sculpture (5)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (5)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (4)
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures (4)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Religious Sculpture (2)
Peace Sculptures or Statues or statuettes (2)
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures (2)
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures
Love / Affection Sculpture
Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines
Classical Oriental Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Nicola Axe's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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