Baba

Plasticine, 80% scale, 2019

This is a portrait of my father.

Baba is the strong, strict, and loving figure who instilled in me the work ethic I have today. The process of sculpting his bust, from sitting down with him to take photo references to discovering the slope of his cheekbones and form of his cranium through additive and subtractive processes, was an intimate experience, as I realized how little I was actually acquainted with this visage so familiar to me.