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After slicing off the crown of the head with a wire tool, you can see the clay of this portrait bust enrobes a center of crumpled newspaper on the armature. I’ve set the crown aside and will keep it in tact so that it can be replaced later in the process. The newspaper has absorbed [...]
Here is the continuation of the previous portrait since I have changed models. I learned a lot about the differences in the ages of faces by changing from an older woman in her fifties to a younger model of age fifteen. The area around the mouth in particular, the jaw line and they eye [...]
Here is the very beginning of a larger than life portrait bust in clay. I had about 2 hours with the original model and, even though I think it would have been very nice looking, because she is a beautiful woman, she is in her 50’s and I realized I wanted a more youthful [...]
These dolphins are now making their way across the pond. After the maquette was approved, the sculpture was created in black clay, dried to leather hard, carved design according to the buyer’s specifications, spent quite some time drying, bisque fired, glazed, fired again, finished and now off to sea. The word “hope” is carved [...]
You can tell by the cobwebs.
I am commissioned to sculpt a pair of dolphins with special meaning that will be given as a gift. They represent hope. One of the dolphins is slightly smaller and following behind a larger dolphin.These images are of the maquette for the final piece, which will be done in black clay. [...]
This sculpture is life-sized commission of a dystonia foot. It was purchased as a gift for the doctor who helped this woman’s son with dystonia that caused him to raise the big toes on both of his feet, and gave him trouble when he walked. I had Lasik eye surgery yesterday after one week free of [...]
Here’s a reclining male I recently finished sculpting. The model was fantastic. This piece is about 19 inches long. ...
This work can be seen in progress here: A Puncture Saves a Thousand Curves
My daughter, Brooke Marchesseault, represented Martin GT Magnet Middle School in the Wake County event called Gifts of Gold with a sculpture she made of a panther. Yes, that’s right, a sculpture. In this event, each art teacher from each school in Wake County can enter a single student. This was a great honor. I had [...]
Here is a recent Interview of me done by talented writer, Michelle Rosenthal. I’ve asked Michelle to do a guest sculpture for my blog. ~ It is important to me to continue to share that series of work I did on PTSD and it’s my aspiration that others going through this will perhaps walk [...]
Here is a clay sketch with channels cut before finishing. This sculpture is finished and in the drying process now. About 19 inches long. ...
There’s something special in this pile of rubble. This was a quick sketch I did of a model that I never finished. I abandoned it in my garage for months. I did not add the usual labyrinth of channels I like to cut into these before firing. It was completely covered so it really didn’t [...]
I’m so tired of working on this one, I have to stop now. It’s difficult to handle due to the pose and positioning of the support. I started on an armature. After I removed this one from the armature, I hollowed it out, then I made a clay support that [...]
Here’s an absolutely gorgeous torso in clay by my friend, Jim Fatata, who runs Litmus Gallery and Studios and the Raleigh Sculpture Group, where he teaches. This one’s in the drying stage and stands about 27 inches tall. ...
Here is a quiet little moment with the tiny smile of an eight-year-old girl. I sure wish I had a model for this because I very much want to be good at sculpting children. I’ve been working on this sculpture during our kitchen remodeling project. We finally finished laying tile on the [...]
Last time I visited my friend, Ahmed Fadaam, he was working on this foam sculpture he will call “Media” at the UNC art lab. He took foam sheets like those pictured above, glued them together and placed them on a metal armature, and carved a beautiful life-sized running woman to represent run-away headlines in [...]