Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Madonna Sculpture
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Original design for the sculpture. Charcoal and white chalk drawing on grey paper.
Maquette (scale model) of composition showing anatomy without drapery.
Full-size sculpture in beginning stages. Styrofoam and wire to support the skin of clay.
Often is the case, when translating drawings to 3-D and sculpting at full size, the composition may suffer and is altered to achieve more pleasing esthetics for all angles of viewing. I have chosen the left hand to be upraised instead of the right and the shoulders/ rib cage twisted for greater contrapposto.
The revised sculpture with raised hand upturned to accommodate the oil lamp and the drapery folds exaggerated, indicating the strong blowing wind.
The finished clay sculpture, without sculpted oil lamp/ Front.
The finished clay sculpture, without sculpted oil lamp/ Back.
Installing the Marble Pedestal in the church.
The sculpted oil lamp, cast in Forton and ready for installation.
The assembled sculpture, cast in Forton and installed upon the rose-colored marble base/ left view.
The assembled sculpture, cast in Forton and installed upon a rose-colored marble base/ right view.
The assembled sculpture, cast in Forton and installed upon a rose-colored marble base/ back view seen through the glass wall.
The assembled sculpture, cast in Forton and installed upon a rose-colored marble base/ front view.
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