Monday, April 18, 2011

New Figure - "Bipolar" 2011

My latest figure is a commission from my favorite psychiatrist client. He had this idea of a figure holding two heads that represent the phases of Bipolar Disorder.

The challenge for me was to get the three heads to look like the same person. I'd never attempted this before. I sculpted the 'normal' head first and thought I could make a mold of his face and use this to create the other two. I discovered I could duplicate the face but since I normally create my heads from the inside out, it didn't quite work out. I had to sculpt the other 2 heads from scratch and not use my mold. I'm pretty happy with the way all the heads came out.

The 'normal' head.

Depressed state.

Manic state.

The body ready for assembly.

I will post the completed piece soon......

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