The idea for this portrait in bronze started simply - I made a wax cast of my face from a *mold that I had taken from a plaster life mask of myself. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but knew that it would have to be supported it in some way. Extending the neck was a start to solving the support problem, but I also needed to find a way to finish the back side of the face in order to bring the composition full circle.
* Note: The mold for this face mask was also used multiple times to create my clay 'Portrait of the Artist'. Image can be viewed in the Ceramic page of the Sculpture section of my website, as well as in the Slideshow section.