I am currently seeking a $15,000 grant from ArtsACT to assist in funding an ambitious new project: The Wizard of Oz.
The aim of the project is to create the four characters from the classic 1939 film: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The characters are to be played (modelled!) by: Mary Kayser, Nigel Lendon, Mike Macgregor and Michael Hunter. The sculptures will take the form of portrait busts (head and shoulders) and will be slightly over life-size!
This project marks a return to the difficult art of life modelling, an incredibly demanding and rigorous sculptural discipline. However, with the support of friends and family, I am confident that we can create some outstanding artwork, and the project can be completed successfully.