'I make art to relive an experience. For the same reason we play games, attend events and watch sports. I want to feel the powerful effects of inspiration, again and again.' - Gail Folwell.
Insert goosebumps here.
This is one of the coolest and best descriptions of creating art in general, but especially sports inspired art. You don't want ever to forget the emotion you felt when your team or favourite athlete won. Or lost for that matter. By creating her sculptures Gail is able to relive these moments and emotions over and over. With results that speak for themselves, are on display all over the States and gave her the title of Sport Artist of the Year in 2014.
Gail Folwell uses her appreciation of sports and anatomy to sculpt various athletes. She expressed the energy of athletes and their sport with abstracted figurative forms frozen in mid-motion. From baseball pitchers to swimmers, from American Football players to a cycling peleton. They all have been recreated by Folwell's magic sculpturing power.
One of the leading woman in art and American sculptors in general, it was about time she got her podium here.
Go to her website to see more of her work and if you can visit them in real life!