Gallery 2 - Sculpture
The precursor to the Mermaid is cast plaster from moist clay about 16" high. The carved plaster figure study is a direct plaster piece about 8" high
My master's degree is in Sculpture. I have a limited number of pieces as I have just retired after 21 years of teaching full-time. I discovered early that it was impossible to commit 100% to teach and 100% to sculpture. My focus on sculptural form in graduate school was the combining of architectural (man-made) form with organic (natural) form.
I like the additive/subtractive method and materials of modeling; clay, wax, and plaster. There are various clay types; moist clay (water-based), paper clay (air dry), polymer clay like Sculpy (baked), and epoxy modeling clay; I am working with Aves Apoxy Sculpt. This clay is weatherproof and can be installed outside.
I became interested in sculpture in undergraduate school after taking a 3D Design class. I worked with moist modeling clay which needed to be cast in plaster for permanency. Through this process, I learned the art of mold making.