My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

In labour



My diary entries for August 2nd (A haunting vision from long ago) and August 11th (Oh what a pity) tell about the conception of the life-size figure that is presently my work in progress.


As in real life, conception is pleasant and painless, whereas giving birth can be agonizing.  Although delivering the final bronze cast can drag on for many years, the completion of the work in clay represents the true birth.  


As you can see in today’s picture, after a score of sessions with my model and many sleepless nights, the figure is beginning to take shape. 

1 comment: