This self-portrait sculpture pose and composition has been inspired from a combination of classic portraiture and some of the Great Master's self-portrait poses which I have been studying for my MA Sculptural Practice. Next process it to make a silicon mould and experiment.
I have realised that my urge for colour experimentation on my sculpture must come from the withdrawal of colour in my life since I have been sculpting. Sculpting is all about light, shadow and form, there is no need for colour. However, with a 20 year career of creative colour works from painted toy boxes to walls with patterned wall papers and scenic murals, the sudden departure of colour to mono 3d portraiture is only now showing how much I am missing it. Painting with pigments is creeping its way back into my work, some of it onto sculpture and some onto canvas being informed by the sculptural surface. This has added an injection of vitality to my creative MA journey and who knows where it will lead.