wən in process

wen (one) is my first sculpture. I completed this bust of Chicago’s ubiquitous, bicycling model, DeLeon January 2011. The process was absolutely amazing. Taking, basically raw earth, and molding it into the likeness of a human head… let alone one so unique as DeLeon’s, was simply wonderful. As you can see, we made many adjustments, cuts, pushes, pulls, and my favorite: elaborate hair styling.  Audrey Cramblit instructed.