For the first one we were given a mirror and a large lump of clay.
Sitting comfortably and holding the clay in our hands, we did a guided meditation.
We then placed the clay on the desk in front of us and with our eyes closed, were instructed to carefully and slowly feel our face, ... our ears, ... our head ... and our neck. We did this a few times using both our hands, first our fingertips and then our whole hand.
When we were done, we started to mould the ball of clay into a self portrait. We could look at our refection in the mirror and at times we closed our eyes and worked intuitively, feeling our way around the clay and occasionally referring back by feeling our faces and heads with our hands.
You would think that with all this care taken to explore your own face, and to carefully mould it out of clay, you would manage to achieve a pretty close resemblance of yourself in your final sculpture.
So, I ask you, with tears in my eyes...
Who the hell is THIS Guy !?? LOL
|Self Portrait in clay|
|Self Portrait in clay - side view|
|Charcoal sketch of Self Portrait in clay|
|Self Portrait in charcoal|
|Self Portrait - wet on wet using tea, coffee and black ink|