Aphrodite portrait bust
54 x 23x 26cm
Portrait bust sculpture of Aprodite. Available in a variety of patinas from cotswold stone, verdigris and faux-bronze
I was facinated by greek sculpture, for 300 years from 400 -100 bc the sculptures have a recognisable perfection, regardless of which part of greece and which god or individual they are depicting. I studied the formula with they were working and created this piece. It is not a copy of a greek sculpture but an expression of what I had learnt about the greek ideal of beauty. The straight forhead and nose, the eyes set back, the full lips and round chin. I developed a great respect for the ancient greek sculptors through this work. incidentally the hair took me 3 times as long to sculpt as the rest of the sculpture.