Sunday, 8 July 2012

#276 In the studio: "Moose Flats", con't . . .

Two types of clay were used because I ran out of gray clay.
Monuments require understood and defined masses, shapes, and simplified form.  The artist must spend long hours, studying the figure and modeling under different lighting conditions.

Creating a monument is physically demanding work and working on scaffolding and ladders can be dangerous.  Dropping a tool is a curse and the sculptor must remember not to step back and admire their work.

One must do the same subject over again ten times.
 In art nothing must resemble an accident, 
not even movement.
                                                        - Edgar Degas

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