Paige Bradley

Madelyn In Red, The Dancers (0/25), 2017
bronze sculpture
14.50 x 9 x 9 in
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A fearless 13 year old dancer stood on the art gallery floor while I created this Degas-style work. As little Madelyn, a New Jersey native, worked hard to hold the pose, she inspired me and clay flew fast. What began as a short demonstration turned into so much more. Madelyn looked sweet and innocent in her red tutu, simultaneously exuding an underlying strength and cleverness that resulted in this little sculpture with a confidant stance. We captured each others' hearts in only three hours. It was a magical and serendipitous moment. Paige Bradley