I am a sculptor who finds inspiration in the natural world. My work aims to extract the essence of a creature. I try not to create a realistic image, but rather to capture the feeling, movements and appearance of a bird, animal or insect. A moment in time in their life. One of my main themes this year has been herons – which I was going to pursue at Sculpture in the Valley. I have created a heron sculpture from a Bewick print of a heron and another one based on Egyptian paintings of herons, I’ve still got a couple more in me!
You can find more of Elizabeth’s work on her Instagram account @elizabeth.cooke.artist