Jill Berelowitz was commissioned to produce a large scale public artwork in celebration of the 400th anniversary of British playwright William Shakespeare. The sculpture entitled ‘Mind’s Eye Tree’ stands at 5.5 metres in height and was recently unveiled at Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In celebration of this historic commission, a limited edition scale maquette has been produced recreating the commission in superb detail. The maquette is now available for sale at the gallery.
Honouring the life of William Shakespeare, the site of the New Place has undergone a £6 million development project and features three gardens that are linked with paths, trees and a variety of sculptures one of which is “Mind’s Eye Tree” sculptured by Jill Berelowitz.
Jill met with HRH The Prince of Wales on the 23rd of April, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, to view the maquette for the commission due to be unveiled at the opening of Shakespeare’s New Place in July.
South African born Jill Berelowitz works between the UK and her native country and is known for her exploration of the female form.
For her newest work, Jill has created a sensuous double figure study, twisting upwards in a seamless undulating curve. Both figures, in highly polished bronze, have rich deep patination giving the artwork an almost marble like quality.
This striking sculpture is currently on display in the gallery, and further details can be requested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org