Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Di Conway 'Fat Lady' Sculpture

I can't help but smile when I look at my newly acquired Di Conway sculpture! Officially she is called 'Swims Like a Fish', but the moment I saw her I thought she looked like she was impersonating Buzz Lightyear flying off saying, "To infinity, and beyond...." We love copying that saying and arm movement in our slightly quirky household, so I just had to find a way to get this lady into my life!! I'm so pleased I did.

To Infinity, and beyond....................

Di Conway is a sculptor and painter based in Wellington, and specialises in depicting 'fat ladies', with lots of humour thrown in. Her work is exhibited all over NZ, but I found her right here in Masterton, in Kuripuni Village, at a fabulous jewellery store - In Ore - owned by the very talented Megan Young. Check In Ore out on Google.

The photos don't do my fat lady justice. I love the expression on her face. This chick is swimming really hard out!! I think she is gorgeous. Would love her to be much bigger (ie - 1m+ tall, and have her outside in the courtyard), but at 20cm tall, she nestles nicely on my desk. Quietly making me smile.....

1 comment:

  1. I see her in the column on the right. She is gorgeous!