The human figure has been the subject of art since prehistoric times.
Hamish has created a series of 7 bronze nude studies from the same life model. Though perhaps a departure from his usual subject matter, Hamish approached these sculptures in the same way as his wildlife pieces – observation through life.
This sculpture is one of three small bronze nude studies which work well together as companion pieces – ‘Composed’, ‘Abandon’ and ‘Liberty’. Worked quickly and loosely in a sketchy manner, these mantelpiece size sculptures are full of energy and have a wonderful fleshy feel about them. Like all Hamish’s work, ‘Abandon’ is anatomically precise but exudes a fluid dynamic quality. He has captured the balanced movements of the female form in a moment of time, to communicate the joyful spirit of life.