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Torso Abstraction
26x16x10 in
Paper Clay

for sale

This is the third in a series of 14-inch torsos. On this female torso with head, I really played with negative space to the point of loosing the figure from one angle. As you move around the piece, the clay slabs organize themselves into a complete torso on the other side. She has heavy soda spray to the point of making a bubbly coating in places, but still toasty in color and appropriate for the piece.

I suggest that whether she is coming together as in forming, or coming apart as in deconstruction, would be based largely on the mental outlook of the viewer.

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