This project was inspired by Henry Moore's Reclining Figures in wood, such as the one below. The aim was to employ the same inviting, smooth forms to create a similar reclining figure. This was my first foray into wooden sculpture, so was also a technical exploration of the medium.
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I started the process with a set of drawings from life, working in a style inspired by Moore's own sketches, composing the figure before me into a pleasing set of forms
Clay maquettes were then built to give solid form to the idea. It was from this model that the wooden sculpture was planned.
Rough stage of the figure
Finished form with heartstone
The sculpture is created from 8 pieces of solid American Cherry
The smooth finish is achieved by moving through a range of sandpaper grades up to P1200. The wood was then oiled for protection and a richer finish. The overall effect is almost glossy.