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Denise Cornelius

“I get my creative inspiration from looking behind the façade, capturing deep and layered emotions behind and beyond female beauty"

Identity

Identity

32 in, ⌀ 12 in

Surprise

Surprise

30 in, ⌀ 12 in

Burdened

Burdened

27 in, ⌀ 12 in

Compassion

Compassion

28 in, ⌀ 12 in

Will

Will

28 in, ⌀ 12 in

Dreamer

Dreamer

26 in, ⌀ 10 in

Lady Boba

Lady Boba

8 in, ⌀ 6 in

Lady 3

Lady 3

8 in, ⌀ 6 in

The Sitting Woman

The Sitting Woman

12 x 11 x 10 in

Emanuelle

Emanuelle

9.5 x 8 x 7 in

Rage

Rage

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Pleasure

Pleasure

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Lady

Lady

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Lady 2

Lady 2

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Love

Love

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Lady with Ball

Lady with Ball

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Denise Cornelius

Denise was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and always liked to draw. For her it was natural to choose a creative profession.
After graduating as a decorator, she attended art school in Geneva. Denise taught drawing in various schools in Lausanne and at the same time offered her own courses in nude illustrations with models.
In 1994 Denise found her calling and began to create sculptures. She was strongly influenced by the professional guidance and support of artist Jacques Barman. Her sculptures were created with models and various techniques such as bronze. For more than three years now she has been focusing on working without models and pre-dominantly with clay, capturing emotions and expressing real life. Denise loves humanity, stands up for equal rights and mainly sculpts women, to give a voice to all women of all walks of life. 
Her latest series is called Emotion. The mini-statue on top of the statue is one of her trademarks representing and re-enforcing the felt and experienced “emotion “. 
For 20 years now she has participated in various exhibitions across Switzerland and France. 

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