Father Maquette:  1/3 life-size study.  These
will be used as the models for the final piece.


Maquette of the mother.  
The final figures will be life-size.

A steel armature supports the sculpture like
a skeleton.  It's padded with styrofoam to reduce the weight by using less clay.



Chicken wire is stretched over the foam to give the clay something to hold on to.

Close-up of the final portrait.


They may still require some touching-up.





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