It’s always an exciting trip – full of anticipation about how the latest sculptures have turned out. Also it’s great to discuss finishes / patination and mounting for new work – these areas are critical in maximising the impact of your sculpture – what are you trying to say and how can this message be amplified or enhanced?
This time it was even more exciting because I was dropping off my latest dog portrait to my client – about which more on a future blog (it’s a birthday present and won’t be presented until the big day). That said, there were tears – always a good sign (I think?).
I’m incredibly chuffed with my Embracing Life sculpture which looks so cool in cold cast iron with slate base. I blogged about how this figurative sculpture was inspired by my Dad and his amazing tenacity – if you’re interested it’s the Blenheim post.
I also collected a body cast which I did for a client. It’s again a birthday present and is for the father of the three girls whose hands I cast using alginate and plaster. Looks great in cold cast bronze on an oak plinth.
I was also meant to be dropping off my latest head portrait – but sadly no. Had a complete disaster on Friday. I recently attended a master class with Brian Taylor and the Society of Portrait Sculptors at Heatherleys in Chelsea. It was really fab as Brian is a relative god amongst portrait sculptors. His son was our model and with his ‘punky’ hair and piercings was a brilliant contemporary subject. Anyway, back to the disaster – I was just putting the finishing touches to his eyes in my own studio when I decided to raise the height of the stand – Yup, you’ve got it……. head plant right onto the floor – face first so sculpture totally ruined!
Lessons were learned….