Friday, September 11, 2009

Torn Buddha face

In this work, I modelled the Buddha face as one would when building a relief sculpture. I then made a mould of the face and pressed clay into it, hence the term 'press-moulding'. I then made a hole under the chin of the face using a nail thicker than the one in the image above, taking in consideration  the shrinkage of the hole in the firing. I nailed it to a block of wood and held the face up using piece of wire that i wrapped around the nail. This piece is 19.5cm high.

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