Large Scale Figurative Sculpture

One of my favorite classes this semester is Large Scale Figurative Sculpture. It took me weeks to complete the armature for my four foot figure. Essentially, the armature consisted of three main parts, a box on wheels, supporting pipes and an internal wire armature to hold the clay itself.

I am currently working on the Bulking Up Stage. In order to mass out the form, I applied 100 lbs of clay over the entire wire armature. It is also during this stage that I am attempting to get accurate proportions.

At this point the sculpture is very rough and unrefined. As time goes by hopefully, the sculpture will look more and more human.