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3D/Sculpture

About 9 inches tall this one so far. Long way to go with the hairdo…

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ink, polymer clay, string, mixed media
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4×6 inches Polymer clay, marble and mixed media.
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Just over two months ago… Creative Review featured me in their September issue, known as the ‘graduate special’. Me and four other 2011 graduates were each generously given three whole pages. I was (and still am) very fucking chuffed. After, well over a year of solid work; drawing, printing etc… it was great to be chosen by a magazine I’m personally very fond of. A thank you to Patrick Burgoyne and Mark Sinclair.

All my images in Creative Review are on my site: crav.co.uk

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I’m working on small sculptures for BBC Plays including Beverly from Abigail’s Party, Davis from Scum and Yosser Hughes (above) from The Black Stuff (aka Boys from the Black Stuff).

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Since I didn’t really have the time or inclination to do a ‘colour’ version of the model the first time round, I decided to do an experiment. The original version was uniformly grey (see below) but since I’m working on colour models atm this little model is my first victim. I have a small collection of old lead toys that are very battered, parts missing, paint flaking, scratched etc. I put all this in the piece above.

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