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"The Thinkeress" - figurative nude sculpture in bronze.

Original Edition of 12 (number 3/12 has been stolen)
H165mm*L110mm*W90mm  
Date of execution: November 2008

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This young woman is sitting on a rock in a pose reminiscent of Rodin’s “Thinker”. It is indeed intended as being immediately recognised as a female version of “The Thinker”.
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The initial model of this sculpture was created on a 3d modelling software. I inspired myself from a pictures of Rodin's "Thinker"  and from the live pose of a model. I wanted the sculpture to be instantly recognisable as a female version of "The Thinker"

The digital file was then used to drive a 3d printer to produce a plaster prototype of the sculpture. I made a silicon rubber mould from this prototype and used it to make a plasticine duplicate.
This plasticine figure served as a blank which I could easily alter, modify and refine until I was satisfied with the sculpture. I then spray painted several layers of automotive primer to smooth out the surface, fill small cracks and defects. I then made a final silicon mould to produce a number of wax replicates for the foundry.
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2 November 2008
I submitted this piece to the Sealink Small Sculpture Prize to be held in January in conjunction with the Headland outdoor sculpture exhibition. Unfortunately "the Thinkeress"  was not selected...
I guess I must try harder.

14 February 2009
The winner of the Sealink Small sculpture Prize was the Queen Anne coffee table pictured below:

The judge and selector said that "this particular work drew her back again and again, and for her was compelling in its exploration of memories, and of absence and loss using familiar domestic objects. "
 

 
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