Face Bookends

Face BookendsClay (2012)

These bookends were created for my third and final project in a sculpture class I attended last spring.

I learned to apply the old adage “draw what you see, not what you know” to three dimensions. We all know that a typical face is composed of a nose, mouth, eyes, and cheekbones, but until I actually looked around at the faces of my classmates for guidance, I hadn’t truly looked at each of those components individually, or in relation to one another in any detail. I found the experience very eye opening (though apparently the bookend face did not)!

“What is art but a way of seeing?” – Saul Bellow

Face Bookends

Face Bookends


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