Ascension of the Beggar (Clay Sketch)


This is one of the few clay sketches that I have enlarged to full size. I was looking to do a biblical theme, but not sure what. When I started pushing the clay around I saw a man carrying another man. Then I thought, that must be the angel carrying the beggar to heaven! It is interesting how close the final 47 inch piece is to the 7 inch sketch that took me all of 5 minutes to sculpt.

Year completed: 2011

Material: terracotta

Dimensions: 7.5 inches high, 2 inches wide, 2 inches deep

Availability: not for sale