Curious individuals constantly ask how long it takes to sculpt a piece.  My answer is usually "it depends".  There are some sculptures you see in your minds-eye and have motivation that wells up and you just complete it quickly.  There are other pieces that take years to sculpt.  I try to recognize my limits as an artist.  The human figure is one of those things that I will continue to work at for the rest of my life.  Children's faces and the female body have such soft features that they are difficult to duplicate and capture accurately.  A figure (pictured here) is my "learning" piece.  It has sat on my sculpting table for years, literally.  I'm not sure if it will ever be finished, but I see it as a learning experience, my own personal school and tutor.  It's helped me to appreciate the process, observing the subtle lines and curves and how best to capture them.  I enjoy learning, but at the same time I am a perfectionist and impatient.  This piece has helped me to relax and slowly come to terms with my limits and teaching me at the same time.  

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