Frink, Elisabeth (7 of 7). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives
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1992-12-28 and 1992-12-29
Frink, Elisabeth, 1930-1993 (speaker, female)
Kent, Sarah, (speaker, female)
Part 7. Elizabeth Frink's (EF) use of assistant on Liverpool 'Christ', large public works compared to personal work, comparison of Liverpool 'Christ' and Salisbury 'Madonna'; comments on water buffaloes executed for Exchange Square, Hong Kong, and on animal sculpture. Diagnosis of cancer and subsequent treatment, value of work to her as relief from illness, physical effect of cancer on her. Enjoyment of discussions with students; commitment to her family life. EF's appreciation of Mexican Art and influence of Easter Island sculpture; difference between her work as illustrator and as sculptor; thoughts on origins of her ideas; her feelings about art critics and criticism of her own work.