I sculpted six more head maquettes today, making for a total of fifteen maquettes so far. The more I think about, the more I am certain that I need to have fifty maquettes before I get started on the actual pieces themselves. I’m going to have to come up with many new expressions for the sculptures: in many of the drawings its the same facial expression, but seen from a different point of view, so it’s not going to work to simply sculpt directly from each of the fifty drawings.
I’m a little worried today about what I’m getting myself into. It was one thing to conceive of and make fifty drawings, but it’s another to make fifty sculptures. Sculpture is much higher maintenance, storage is a major issue, and then there is the mold making and casting. If I go through with this project the way I’m envisioning it right now, that makes for fifty over life sized plaster heads. Just the thought is exhilarating and really scary, which is exactly what tells me it’s a good idea, regardless of the intimidating logistics of making the work.