Mannequin Sculptures, Len Gifford
Tuesday 11th June 2013
A great evening finding out about the involved artistic processes that are involved for the creation of shop mannequins, that you see whenever you pass through a High Street! We were shown a short DVD from the 2011 Bucks Open Studios where Len created a life size mannequin of a gymnast in just 2 weeks, when it would normally be a 6 week process from start to finish. Len had brought with him a full size mannequin as well as some of his head sculptures showing the range of models he has worked with through his 30 year career after he initially worked as a scructural engineer for many years designing bridges and much of Milton Keynes - quite a job change!
Written by Emily Pool
Photos by Peter Baker