Neptune - Suzie Edwards

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Artist Statement

Suzie Edwards

I love Bernini's work and always seek out this sculpture when I visit the V&A. I love the movement in both sculptures and particularly the way Bernini has created such waves of motion, particularly in the beard. I had never really thought about beards and their character before seeing this sculpture. We were lucky enough to have a model with an amazing beard and I was immediately reminded of the two Neptune sculptures. This is Neptune in a quiet and reflective moment in contrast to the dynamism of the two V&A sculptures but I wanted the beard to still be a dominant feature.

Neptune - Suzie Edwards

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Neptune and Triton

Figure group


ca. 1622-23

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

V&A collection reference number(s):
A.18:1-1950, A.206-1946

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