Unlike a painted portrait, a sculptured portrait can capture a tangible image. The artist/viewer can touch the image and feel the shape of a cheekbone, nose or lips. Portraits are best done with a live model. Typically, a portrait can be completed in 3 to 5 three hour sessions with the model.
"Izzy" …she was a uniquely pretty girl. The longer she posed, the more relaxed she became. Her mouth would open slightly and she became wistful in her expression. After a brief coffee break, during one of our sessions, she came back with her thick hair tousled. It was artistic in its asymmetric disarray.
Terra cotta, Life Size