I enjoy carving torsos because it is a challenge to express a unique human being within a monolith. The viewer attends to the formal characteristics of the representation when and legs and head are not used to communicate meaning. However, I do not want the formal qualities to dominate. This torso is based on a body outside of what might be considered ideal, which I hope imparts some erotic weight.
Grand Mere Torso, 2004 limestone / wood
75 x 14 x 16 in.