Sculpting from Life: The Standing Man

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This sculpture was completed from life at a class run by the Malvern School of Art. With this piece I wished to explore a looser style of working which brings the thought behind the piece to life.

I have always been inspired by the myths of Ancient Greece and the creation theories contained within them. If you’ve not read Stephen Fry’s, Mythos then you simply MUST! This book features the ‘Greek myths retold’ for the 21st century and is the inspiration behind this current theme of work.

The ‘Standing Man’ is inspired by the tale of the creation of man by Prometheus who shaped man from a lump of clay. He created him in the image of the gods and allowed him to walk upright so that he might look towards the heavens.