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British sculptor Barbara Franc was not allowed pets as a child. After growing up and finishing art school, she struck back with a vengeance. Her sculptures represent a variety of creatures, all forged together with scrap metal and recycled material. Her zoo of sculpted mates is haunting. They appear as hollow frames of non-existent pets and yet there is something lifelike about them. Although her work is extraordinary, I dread the day her landlord lifts the ban on real pets.

"I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting." - Barbara Franc

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"Griffen 2011"

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"Time Flies"

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"Ride on a Fine Horse"

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"Horse of Sparta"

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"Palmer the Zebra"

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"Huntley the Zebra"

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"Amaretti Terrier"

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"Rufus 2010"

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"Hare's Hare 2009"

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"Lazy Hare 2011"

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"Blue Tit"

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"Long-Tailed Titmice"

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"Chaffinch"

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"Green Woodpecker"

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"Greater Spotted Woodpecker"

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"Hyacinth Macaw"

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"Scarlet and Yellow Macaw"

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"Green wing Macaw"

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"Splendid Stag"

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"The Cow with the Crumpled Horn"

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"Fox 'Alert Ahead'"

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"Fish Eye Cat"

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Barbara Franc Portfolio.

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