Portrait sculpture is more demanding then other type of sculpture. Not only do you have to have proportions and composition spot on, 50% of the time is usually spent on the face. It is demanding work, but it’s rewards are great. With more time spent on the face, I usually ask for an additional 2 or 3 months when dealing with likenesses compared with regular life size sculptural works. This life size portrait sculpture of Allen Ginsborg is a case in point.
Portrait sculpture of Allen Ginsborg
The sculpture of Allen holding a fish is a project that honors a local business man and developer Allen Ginsborg who passed away in July 2020. I have been working with his family and friends as well as an art representative out of California to create the life size likeness of Allen in doing what he loved most; fishing. When completed the bronze sculpture will be installed in a large fountain at the shopping mall he built; Village at the Peaks in Longmont, Colorado.
Cherish those small moments with those you love. Accept others faults and always be there if someone needs to talk.
This project has made me realize the importance of holding those you love closer then ever. Never take for granted those that are in your life. One day they will not be with you. Working with the people that knew him the most and seeing interviews, photos and hearing stories has made it clear to me that Allen was a well-loved, intelligent, kind business leader who gave back to his community in many ways.