I'm working on a piece that I am having some trouble with...its a life sized sculpture of Olivia wearing a wolf mask. I just kind of dove right in, forgetting how hard babies/children are to sculpt. I think I'm going to restart the piece (seeing as how my first attempt dried out during the move to our new studio) and this time I'm going to make a few maquettes first. Usually I just get to the piece, working from a model and sketches but I think I need to play around and make a few decisions before I go big. Here's hoping I'll have some time to get to that this week. Just in case here are a few reference images for the wolf mask.
I first saw her work in Mugshots Coffee House here in Philly and loved it...they were illustrations of Missed Connections. I recently saw that she has a book of the collection available online and it looks great. You can read a bit of the backstory in the book preview on Amazon. Check it out here.
Finally! We've launched our Kickstarter page for the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, which has been a major reason for all the silence over here. The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is a major undertaking that we (my husband and I) are super excited about but need to raise funds to have it become a reality. We are using Kickstarter to raise $8,000 (in 30 days!) that will go toward purchasing a Saw Stop brand table saw and a Millermatic 350P MIG welder, the major tools of our wood working and metal working shops. Please check out the Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philasculpturegym/philadelphia-sculpture-gym
and feel free to tell anyone you know who may be interested in supporting our project!