Had a wonderful week at the shore and did some sculpting on the beach.
This piece started off simple enough as a portrait of a young man. On the first day it rained and as we all sat in the beach house, I did the basic rough-in and was heading toward a simple study of facial structure.
Day two the rain broke and I headed to the beach to sculpt while enjoying the wild surf and wind from the remains of the storm which rolled through.
As the week progressed, the young man became a pirate and finally a demigod of the ocean. As the tide retreated, we found inhabitants which are now represented among the waves which surround his torso; hermit crabs, starfish, shells and stones, and even a skate which the local fisherman caught and released. He will be patinaed and on display in the garden at our sculpture garden opening this month.
MarkHere is the finished piece with bronze powder paint and chemical patina now mounted on a beam and stone base.