Over the past few years, I have been playing around with constructing faces over natural or cast human skulls.
I have many years of experience sculpting figures but have never seriously tried to model over an actual human skull.
This particular specimen,that I was considering has a long narrow face with an exceptional length to the cranium(185mm) and a long projecting nose. I thought it would be sensible to consult texts on forensic facial reconstruction during the project.
The images shown are the earliest stages as well as the finished piece..
|Images shown are Copyright Art Di Lella 2011|
The finished work does have a unique face but I'm still unclear as to what this bust is actually about. I have made over the past year four different reconstructions but none of them work as stand alone sculptures. These pieces seem to be leaning towards an installation format. I not sure what the next move is other than to press on and make more.