Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#703 "Tethered Nanny"

"Tethered Nanny"
17"H 20"W 12"D
Edition 25

          I use domestic animals and pets as live models.  Although we also have wild animals 
such as deer, pheasants, ducks, fox and more on the property, they cannot be called 
upon to pose.  However, domestic animals can substitute for wild animals and give
 the artist needed information by using comparative anatomy. 

Comparative anatomy is a logical understanding of an animal’s waypoints, 
bony landmarks, and points of articulation.  The artists must understand the
 peculiarities and proportions of a specific species – whether wild or domestic 
and understand skeletal structure that is similar and inherent to all vertebrates.  
Understanding comparative anatomy will revolutionize the artists 
approach to animal sculpture.

Currently in residence at the Lander studio headquarters are horses, dogs, cats,
 chickens, domestic geese, and goats.  Goats are excellent models, easy keepers, 
eat weeds, and horses like them as companions.

Tethered Nanny was modeled from life.

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish

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