Guy Reid sculpture limewood
Image Margot Donkervoort

Image Margot Donkervoort

DAVID FICKLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR COMMISSION

In 2010 Guy was commissioned by the publisher David Fickling to do four children's author/illustrator portraits of Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Ian Archie Beck. They can be seen above with the authors own comments below. Further images are on the Portfolio page of this site.


'I'm absolutely bowled over not only by the detail - which is small enough to have been done by the Tailor of Gloucester - but by the overall shape and feel and gestalt of it. That's ME, small enough to hold in the hand.....and so entirely THERE. Guy you are a genius. I love it!'

Philip Pullman Dec 2010

 

'It's so strange looking at a perfect miniature version of yourself. I must have presented a real challenge as a model, with my short hair, black dress, fancy shoes and huge rings- Guy has worked wonders. I think he's caught the very essence of me'

Dame Jackie Wilson April 2011

 

'Guy's work is quite astonishing. It's an extraordinary experience meeting a tiny version of oneself, every detail in place, down to the labels on the slippers and the insects in the pattern on my shirt. My sculpture's so likelike it seems to be breathing.'

Nick Sharratt May 2011

Published Wednesday 1st of June 2011