A few of us Homeschoolers went to visit a Sculptor today. We saw her use her hands to painstakingly and lovingly make clay into a face. The way she molded it, the care and attention to details, and the way she explained it to us was amazing.
She is a student of JJ school of Art, and she both does and teaches Sculpting, Drawing and Painting to students. I met her when she was admitted to my Hospital last month, and she mentioned that she was an artist. Being curious I asked more details, and she invited me to visit her studio. That set the process in motion, and today we ended up actually visiting her place.
Her place was filled with her various creations.
She does pencil drawing, water colors, acrylic colors as well as sculpture. She said that to make human figures one needs to also know anatomy and physiology, just as in Medicine.
Pencil sketch of a relative.
Color pencil drawing! Amazing real life effect.
The ever smiling artist!
Kids engrossed in watching her sculpt a face
We watched as she transformed a lump of clay into the likeness of a face. She used her hands which she moistened regularly with a wet cloth. She also used a few wooden instruments.
We were reminded of the verse in the Bible “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
(Psalms 139:13 NIV)
The finished face!
Our children also made their own clay creations.
We really enjoyed the time with her, and at the end of the visit she gave us a crate of Alphonso mangoes from her farm! God bless her.