For you dear readers and collectors, a glimpse of what went into the creation of the Iberian stallion sculpture, “Aeos”. It turned out to be a three-year journey!
The general process will look familiar to my sculpture students: first a wire armature that is essentially a scale model of a skeleton; the addition of a flat vertical plane of clay to define the torso; the addition to that of horizontal planes of clay to frame in the pelvis; add clay to round out the torso; the use of various hardness of wax to give sturdy structure to the legs; nifty wire mesh as the substructure for manes and tails.
If you’d like to experience the process yourself, I will be teaching the three-day “Wire to Whinny” workshop this coming September, 2017. Please visit http://lynnafraley.com/workshops/ for more information.
~ click to enlarge and enjoy the detail ~