Learn about the symbolism and creation of my terra cotta sculpture, "The Good Shepherd". This 1/4-life-size maquette depicts Jesus, the good shepherd, emphasizing his close relationship with his flock. He brings himself low to help and rescue those lost and in danger.
As this is 1/4 scale, details are limited. If I ever have the opportunity to sculpt this theme at life-size or larger, I would add more specificity to anatomy, drapery, plants and rocks. For now this carries the concepts and serves as a good stepping stone for future developments. I find that having done an artwork allows me to pause and consider how to push it further. This maquette or sketch stage gathers my ideas and waits for future reference.
"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" performed by Koiné. Available on iTunes. http://www.koinemusic.com/