Monday, 23 June 2008

Building out the main core

Now comes a time of little by little addition to the central core - the main trunk of the seated Ruswarp. Lots of work and little shows. An alternative to building up like this is to form a frame of wire mesh to support a thinner skin of clay - this would be quicker, but the sculpture would have become more vulnerable to movement and cracks.
Another addition has been the wire to strengthen Ruswarps tail.
You can see the heel of one front foot and a hint of toes gives a feel for the positioning of future work on these places.
Note that the shoulders are not yet in their final positions and the wire is in place to hold the clay, not in the exact place of the shoulder bones.

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