|Portrait of a Sleeping Infant, 9 inches x 11 inches, oil based clay|
|Torso relief, 12 inches x 9 inches, oil based clay|
Although I’ve been busy working on the Stanley monument, I finally set aside some time to work on some new relief sculptures. Portrait of a Sleeping Infant is a private commission for a client that will be given to my clients’ daughter and shows the sleeping infant with all his cuteness, little chubby cheeks and cute little fingers. The artwork will be cast in aluminum and patinated similar to my most recent artwork.
Torso is the latest addition to my family of reliefs and was more a practice in technique. Relief sculpture is a great way to combine my love for drawing with sculpture. Deep lines in the clay accentuate hard edges of form that are in shadow and forms that are further away from the viewer (and ones that get the most light) are blended into the background. These are techniques that I’ve developed over the years and ones that I apply in most of my relief art.