Beatrix Potter by Jim Shore – 14.5cm Benjamin Bunny
Nibble, Nibble, Crunch
Award winning folk artist Jim Shore brings his unique style to Beatrix Potter’s beloved story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, through charming hand-crafted gifts that will delight her readers of all ages. This Jim Shore figurine features Benjamin Bunny, Peter’s lovable cousin. Wearing his characteristic hat, the little bunny waits patiently for the next adventure.
“I spent a good deal of time in the Lake Country of England, studying Beatrix Potter. She was a remarkable woman, an artist and writer of course, but also a scientist and conservationist. That range of interests and commitment drew me to discover more about her life and her work. And the more I learned the more enchanted I became. ” Jim Shore.
- Material: Stone Resin
- Dimensions: 14.5cm H x 7cm W x 5.7cm L
- Presentation: Branded giftbox
Artist: Jim Shore
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “”There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.”” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.