This was one of those real on-the-fly pieces. I had no preconception of what I wanted. Joselyn was tiny and lithe with lovely rich, Hispanic skin tones and shiny black hair. I’d been sculpting her for her boyfriend and asked afterwards if she’d pose for a photo. It was a warm afternoon and I just let her sprawl out in various poses. As she did, it came to me that I wanted to convey her energy and also her innocence. So here she is leaping, eyes closed into the void. She is graceful and controlled, almost balletic.

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