This piece was sculpted in three hours, using crank clay. I had recently sketched the Parthenon marbles at the British Museum, and they subconsciously rose up as an influence on my work.
At first I intended to sculpt the whole figure, but quickly realised there wasn't enough time to complete the full pose
Cropping the limbs and head allowed me to focus on the twist of the torso. I used tools to carve away clay and highlight the planes of the figure.
I focused on how each form flowed into the next, around the figure cohesively.
Fired, the crank turns a pinkish colour. Although this was only a quick pose, I am more pleased with it than any of the other pieces I've sculpted so far.