Before I switch gears back to portraiture. This first one is Egyptian.
Greek, mid fourth century B.C.
I'd like to call this the Aged Hercules and the Lion. 60's? 70's? Lean but not as much, musculature retained that would cause envy among the gods but now he's put on a few pounds since he took on the challenge (the eighth, long forgotten), of drinking everything in the Carthaginian Winery. Herculean hangover notwithstanding, he next fights the dreaded Droid lion, shows it the error of its ways, tames it and they are afterwords lifelong buddies.
Really. Look it up.
This is the first model I've ever been able to complete, starting from scratch, in one day. Concept arrived on a Wednesday morning and model completed the same day, mold done on Thursday, and the first concrete pour on Friday.What is different about this is that there was no initial clay model and temporary mold., but was carved directly from a 1 1/2" thick slab of plaster.
I hope I can continue finding interesting and appealing subject matter like this.
Here's the first casting. Concrete, antiqued with mineral oxide pigment.
date of the original: mid-3rd century B.C.
provenance of the original: now in the Louvre, Paris
description: Three nude female figures entwined executing a dance. Heads and feet missing. Plaster replica; marble original.