The sense of touch is as important to the sculptor as the sense of sight. A sculpture will only reveal all its secrets when it is examined with the hands as well as the eyes.
Rose Eva studied history of art at the Courtauld Institute in London, and worked as a specialist in the Modern British Art Department of Phillips Auctioneers, now Bonhams. She has curated exhibitions, such as the 150th anniversary exhibition for the Heatherley School of Art, and written many catalogue entries and articles on art for publications such as Wiltshire Life Magazine and The NADFAS Review. Rose has, therefore, spent all her adult life studying works of art, and it is this extensive visual education that has informed her own art, and made up for her lack of formal practical training.
She works both in bronze and in exotic and colourful stone, sourced from all over the world, creating highly polished, sensuous sculptures based on the human form.
Rose has exhibited widely in the UK, as well as in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2015 she won both the Army Arts Society Sculpture Award and the Humphreys Prize at the ING Discerning Eye exhibition in London. Public commissions include ‘Deeper than Skin’ for Salisbury District Hospital, a commission won in a national competition, and Snapbreast, a massive female torso covered with tiny images of their breasts sent in by supporters, to raise money for the Haven, a national breast cancer support charity – a sculpture featured in the Huffington Post.