It probably wasn’t until the last ten minutes of this fourth session that this sculpture started to ‘click’. Up to that point it was pretty mechanical: set up armature, pose, mass, refine. But something about the gesture just wasn’t satisfying me. It just felt too angular and stiff. So, I took a break, walked around the block, and came back. I looked at it again from across the room and found a couple of things to add. A little more curve on the forearm, more mass on the thigh. And then it was starting to look human–And then the session ended. This is definitely one I’m going to work on some more without the model this week, so I can evaluate the sculpture on its own merits. In the end, it’s not what the sculpture represents about the model but what is internally consistent within itself.