I made a 1” = 1’ scale model of the sculpture in clay. 1,200 points on the sculpture surface, relative to grid points on a plane above the model, were measured and recorded. Those numbers were transferred to the full-scale guide frame that will be used on site. Steel weights, suspended on fish line, will guide the height of the finished stonework.
Because it is figurative, Beauty Girl is a departure from the abstract environmental art pieces I’ve been doing in recent years. It‘s not exactly something new to me, though. With this piece I’m very pleased to be revisiting my early, art making years, when I did a lot of figure drawing and portrait painting.