First blog post

This is the post excerpt.

Hello. This site was created so that my sculptures may have a life beyond my little studio. I’ve been sculpting on and off most of my life. My first sculpture was a volcano for a school project.

But, I’ve always been interested in faces, all kinds; ┬áhuman, and animal. Like a lot of us I’m a people watcher, always fascinating. Like Gloria Swanson said in Sunset Boulevard “We didn’t need sound, we had Faces!”.

I’ve been influenced by many things in my life, namely my love of movies. Especially the classics ! Such great faces, both the supporting and bit players could steal the show with just their looks. Another huge influence was the great caricature artist, Al Hirschfeld. He once said “I love caricatures, I’m not a ears nose and throat man”. Which I think was his way of saying I don’t want to copy a face exactly the way it looks ; there is no fun in that. Not to say I don’t do portraits, ┬áthe sculpting below was my first attempt at a realistic sculpting of Oliver Reed as Bill Sikes in the musical Oliver.

Well I hope anyone who stumbles upon my page, enjoys my little creations. And they may have a life beyond my sculpting table.

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