Every picture tells a story
Usually my Icons & Legends have passed away, or are unable to sit for a portrait; so I then have to work solely with photos. I usually have about 4 to 6 photos that I work from on my laptop. I can size the photo to whatever I want to match the size of my sculpture. With the laptop as close to the sculpture as possible I can then judge more accurately by eye whatever alterations I need to make. With a constant dance between me and the sculpture I continue to blend, cajole and caress the clay until the sculpture ‘speaks’ to me.