‘I see myself as an explorer and a worshipper of the visual world. Sculpting is for me a way of unifying what I see around me with what I feel within. While challenged every day by experience, doubts and insecurities, my commitment to sculpture remains constant and genuine, inspired and strengthened by my travels it has become my 'spiritual partner', a way of connecting with humanity and conversing with life.
Through sculpture I am seeking to combine the subject matter with the abstract values of sculptural form.
Eleanor Stride was born and bought up in the south of France by her parents, Jeffery and Sally Stride, two devoted and internationally recognized landscape painters. Eleanor’s passion for sculpture led her from art school in England to the Institut Nationale des Arts in Bamako, Mali and thence to the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy where she studied for five years. Then the Greek National Academy invited her to spend a year in Athens as an Erasmus Scholar. She was awarded her MFA in 2008 after a further two years study as a scholarship student at the New York Studio School. Eleanor is now a working artist and a resident of New York City.
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