This is the 3-D version of the drawing I did by the same name. The figure is distorted in a way that it is facing both backwards and forwards at the same time; I did this to illustrate the inability to escape one's flaws -mental and physical. The original version was more of a self-portrait but I thought the exaggerated expression and bald head made it look more pathetic, more generalized, and ultimately more accessible to the audience. I also chose to finish it using oil clay because, conceptually, I wanted the figure to be vulnerable to others and oil clay is permanently pliable to the touch -more sensitive and weak than traditionally hard sculpting materials.
I started this piece with a rebar skeleton, then added chicken wire to build up the form, and then added 80lbs of self-mixed oil clay over top. The final piece was 8 feet long, 5 feet across, and 4 feet tall.