Roll-over image of a simple drawing of flowers bending in the wind with Mimi's name writen in pink
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The sculpture was conceived to be in a fairly academic style but with each piece I do I like to find some extra formal interest to produce a striking image. In Mimi’s case, I found a telling gesture in the clenched hands, offering and containing, appealing but also forceful. This gave me the opportunity to play with the idea of having the portrait balanced on the elbows and to have fun with the negative spaces. The canopy of hair holds the composition together while the emotional effect is quite iconic. >> next

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