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The interior armatures of all the torsos, both big and small, look something like this structure. It is based on a technique I learned from Paula Rice at her week-long workshop, Reinventing the Figure, at The Appalachian Center for Crafts.

I attached the head first, which I don't normally do. The sad, longing face became so strong on the startlingly architectonic torso that I had to stop working on it and let it live. The face I had actually made for another piece, but I didn't like it there. This way of working is similar to the random assembly technique I used in Sketch for Einstein's Daydream

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