WIP – Looking for Aldebaran

I’m back to sculpting, and trying to give more consideration to what the foundry can and can’t easily do (and also to my own time factor). So I’m looking at simpler shapes, rougher surfaces, and larger pieces — still small, but not tiny. Not that I’m planning to give up on detail, but I need to think more about the combination of size, surface and complexity in the casting process. Here’s a minotaur I’ve been making over the last three or four days. His head is very big and his legs are very short! He’s looking up at the sky for the star Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus. His basic shape is done, but there’s still plenty of work to do on his limbs and head.

mino top03

mino side

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mini front

mino back

6 thoughts on “WIP – Looking for Aldebaran

  1. At the risk of sounding life-threateningly precious – what a dear creature! His eyes are so soulful, and I love the tiny upward curve at the corner of his mouth. The roughness seems entirely appropriate, too – he looks like he just got up out of the earth.

    I would love to see a whole show of all of your animal-headed drawings and sculptures one day.

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