Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Pumpkin Baby
Early this spring I was on a college visit with my son and encountered a small statue on the campus of Ball State University. The piece is called "Frog Baby". Something about it instantly captured my imagination. The child is shown in a pose of absolute rapture, smiling and raising her eyes to the heavens, completely oblivious to the plight of the two frogs that she is holding on the brink of death. I stewed over this image for a few days, and began building my version which I have called "Pumpkin Baby". This was my most difficult piece to date, involving many hours of trial and error in pose, sculpt and painting.