This is the second element of the sculpture in the woods, built in deadfall and modelled in rough clay; both locally sourced.
A slideshow of the sculpture, under construction & prior to moulding, can be seen below:
This gallery contains 12 photos.
The final phase of casting the sculpture, which is covered in the segments of moulds.
Iliff considers the form of his commission, created out of the core of a great tree.
Studio sketch of the commissioned work as it could look when complete
Here is a sketch of a commissioned work. The initial maquettes have been shown previously. Click on the images below to view in full scale!
The full sized maquette of the tall piece in the group. From this a mould is taken
Nick at work shaping the maquette with clay prior to adding the casting for the mould. The first section of the mould can be seen at the bottom of the picture.
The casting process begins:
With the casting of the main body of ‘Teulu’ complete, it is lifted upright.
A split section of a tree trunk has revealed the forms that will inspire this work. The slideshow displays an initial sketch, the timber pieces that provide the fuel for the ideas, and an early macquette of one of the forms.