I've been saving this little wax sculpture since I made it in a college sculpture class. The sculpture professor at Gustavus Adolphus, Stan Shetka, had us find a bug, do extensive drawings, and interpret it in various media. My wire and clay sculptures of this pill bug are long gone, but the little wax guy has survived. It's a little busted up and a lot dusty. I made the body with small slabs of wax melted together into a hollow shell. The legs are heavy thread dipped in hot wax repeatedly, like old-fashioned candle making. Each leg was then carefully joined to the body with hot wax. I think the assignment was to create a wax for bronze casting. This was too delicate to cast effectively, so it was never converted.
20 crucifixion images from my files. Over the years I have revisited the crucifixion with sketches, prints, sculpture, and paintings. The Lenten season seems an appropriate time to post these images.