“Awakening”, 18″x14″x1 5/8″
Today I worked on this bas relief sculpture of the model Tabitha. Although I haven’t yet figured out how to cast this, or many of my other reliefs for that matter, it is one I am most satisfied with. Recently I have been admiring Clodion’s reliefs that he made 200 years ago and this is my first attempt at making the forms that are furthest back only slightly raised, as Clodion had done so well on some of his nymphs and satyrs. In the past, I had raised those same areas a little higher, but I’ve concluded that it’s almost more beautiful when there is barely a hint of those forms. I may try casting “Awakening” in aluminum and have it available for this years Loveland sculpture invitational.