Starlight is a lifesize bronze ballet dancer commissioned by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at the behest of Artistic Director Terrence Orr.It will be installed at their Byham Center for Dance in the spring of 2020.
I sculpted the work in clay using anatomical drawings and the smaller version, bronze maquette which is also titled Starlight. The maquette was enlarged using a pantograph. The pantograph allows me to “point up” or enlarge the work by measuring a number of points for the larger version. This helps but the clay is always sculpted by hand and eye along with certain tools.
For me, the spirit of the sculpture is alive in the clay and that will lead me to its finished form.
This work is in an edition of three. The first in the edition will be the one installed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Others in the edition are available for sale but will be cast only if ordered with a deposit. Please call the studios at 413-238-7755 for more information. We welcome visitors to see our gallery at River Studios.
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