This scene. reminiscent of vintage animation, childhood story books and even Dickens Novels has been skillfully designed and sculpted by Michael Simpson. Our little mouse is seen peering out from behind the candle of an old Victorian candle holder. Fortunately for him, the candle is out meaning that this secret hiding spot will never be found out!
Although Mick studied fine art at Staffordshire Polytechnic it was the traditions of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent which inspired his love for sculpture. The famous towns forming the region have created some of the worlds finest works and respect for the craft of the sculptor and designer is well deserved.
There are few modellers who can produce accurate and detailed studies covering such diverse subjects as dogs, cats, African wildlife and the female form. Mick is one of the few who can achieve this goal working from reference books, his own drawings, photographs and observation. Like so many artists and sculptors, his studio walls are covered in this reference.Mick is unusual in another way in that he is one of the few sculptors preferring to model in clay. Mostly wax is used for its versatility but Mick loves the freedom clay offers and is quite content to work around its limitations.
Cold Cast Bronze Resin
The whole piece is cast in resin bronzed with the mouse and candlestick carefully hand painted in artist's oils.
Height: 12.5cm x Length: 10cm x Depth: 8cm