Meg's small model for a six foot tall black granite
panther was approved by the committee at the University
of Northern Iowa and so she has to create a a
3-1 model (meaning the stone sculpture will be 3 times
the size of the model)
The basic frame of the sculpture is created from pink
foam on a wood base.
Plasteline clay (which is oil based and never drys out)
is applied over the pink foam. The smaller panther acts
as a guide.
The finished clay sculpture. It will be cast in plastic
so that it will stand up to the harsh environment of
the stone carving studio. It will be able to put up
with handling without distortion or breaking.
The panther carved, though needing refinement. The back
corner needs to be bevelled.