Matt Harvey – Jamie, Carrara marble 30x25x30cm

In contrast to Republican portraits this is a happier one I carved of a boy called Jamie. Children generally won’t sit still for very long even if you ask nicely! So it is very difficult to do any drawings. So I take lots of photos while they run around just being themselves, as well as trying to get a few ‘portrait’ shots. With a couple of key photos as points of reference I use the others to gauge how the sitter would look in the round.  I constantly refer to all these to carve the portrait in marble.

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