Most of these sculptures involved live models but I can make a copy from a piece
that I've already done.
This is a good friend who generously shared her beautiful pregnant body so that I could capture this moment in clay. It's about 14" tall and unfired as of yet.
This is also a good friend who unknowingly agreed to this very difficult pose. In this piece
I'm working with the concept of showing emotion. I think it's especially important for men
to have more freedom to express their true emotions in this society. Being the mother of
a son, I want to do all I can to help him to grow into an emotionally healthy man.
This is a favorite of mine that I created in terracotta 10 years ago. Again, here is emotion captured in clay. I can't say that it's not a self portrait, at least in feeling. I had recently lost a marriage and my dog. The experience of making this piece was very cathartic. Even now, when I have something on my mind, I pick up a piece of clay.
On a lighter note, I have really enjoyed working with running water in some of my sculptures and I will get back to that again sometime I am sure.
Some studies and finished work:
Thanks for looking.