Monday, June 20, 2011

You win some, you lose some

Recently I was approached by a council to create a sculpture. But as you might guess by the title of this post - it didn't all go according to plan. Lack of communication between the various stakeholders made the project collapse.
I approached it with confidence and excitement, commitment and pleasure in the chance to solve the client brief while managing expectations. Did I mention optimism? Ever the optimist - perhaps the next commission will proceed.

The image of a carer and child began with drawings. Then I built a wooden frame onto which I attached styrofoam. I carved the styrofoam and then applied a layer of wax. The wax was carved to the final form. Here I share the stages of the making with you.