Wallace Statue
Dec 21, 2013Public
Photo: Early drawing by Anthony Smith of the proposed design of the statue (March 2012). Copyright Anthony Smith.
Photo: Early drawing by Anthony Smith of the proposed design of the statue (March 2012). Copyright Anthony Smith.
Photo: Drawing by Anthony Smith showing the final design of statue (February 2013). Copyright Anthony Smith.
Photo: Drawing by Anthony Smith showing the final design of statue (February 2013). Copyright Anthony Smith.
Photo: Rough sketch by George Beccaloni showing details of the statue's clothing and equipment which was sent to Anthony in February 2013. The design of the shirt had not been worked out at this point. Copyright George Beccaloni.
Photo: Photo of George Beccaloni's butterfly net used by Anthony Smith to model the one for the statue. Copyright Jan Beccaloni.
Photo: Photo of George Beccaloni's butterfly net used by Anthony Smith to model the one for the statue. Copyright Jan Beccaloni.
Photo: The steel and wood armature that will support the plaster and clay of the sculpture.
Photo: The rough shape of the body and limbs are 'blocked-out' using light-weight materials such as polystyrene foam and wood-wool (which is bound tightly to the armature using strong twine). It is onto these materials that the plaster and clay will be added.
Photo: The general forms that make up the body are sculpted in plaster but are kept slightly small in order to leave space for the clay surface. The plaster is then varnished to prevent it from drawing too much moisture from the clay on top.
Photo: Fleshing-out the body form with a surface layer of water-based sculpting clay, which is similar to common potters clay, but with no grit or 'grog', which gives it a nice smooth finish.
Photo: Fleshing-out the body form with a surface layer of water-based sculpting clay, which is similar to common potters clay, but with no grit or 'grog', which gives it a nice smooth finish.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue.
Photo: The clay model of the statue. The base of the statue has now been created.
Photo: The clay model of the statue. The base of the statue has now been created.
Photo: The clay model of the statue. The base of the statue has now been created.
Photo: The clay model of the statue. Detail of trousers.