Tag Archives: figurative sculpture



Am reworking “Scar” which has a raku face and paper mache body. The copper-based raku glaze on terra cotta left an unexpected green streak.

Victory / Nike


Sally Farnham‘s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Ogdensburg, New York, was inspired by the Nike of Samothrace, a sculpture the young Sally saw in the Louvre. The historic photo at left is the clay sculpture before casting; at right, the finished monument on its plinth. Check #GoddessID for my recent posts. Sally’s over-life-size bronze goddess is described in some historic detail here.

Images of Ourselves


Now streaming on PBS, an interesting survey of representative sculpture and the art of the body in “How Do We Look,” part of the Civilizations series: https://www.pbs.org/video/how-do-we-look-5kwh6n/

pictured: jade Olmec figurines