Tuesday, February 7, 2012
this is just an embryo
Inspired by a Maya fertility sculpture, I began using wax today. This sticky resin is not as sensual as clay. It doesn't feel as real but we'll see what comes from it. What I will make is a pregnant figure who has very masculine traits. The Maya made sculptures that focused more on the organic nature of form, as if man came from earth itself. While the intricate details involved in making a figurative sculpture are not as important in this type of creation, it's tricky to make it appear as if it had once been alive, or might still be.