|Stone sculpture at Pasargad
Amongst the work was a Fravashi which was made in glass - designed to be seen through the glass rather than modelled from glass. The first casting didn't result in a clear face - so a second was made to send to Taiwan. The original is now on its return journey from the Canberra Glassworks after expert polishing.
|Fravashi in the Canberra Glassworks post polishing
This year I was commissioned to make another Fravashi - to provide the backdrop for a Navjote ceremony. The work is 2.4m long so it took up the whole available space in the studio. And because of the nature of the work it was made in paper clay/papier mache - another experiment with materials. In many ways this gave a better result than the coated work - and it's protected by some acrylic paint - many coats.
|First came the drawing
|A casting from the mold of the glass Fravashi
|drawn on a cardboard base and paper clay modelled on
|Top and bottom panels added
|one coat of paint or another
|Ready for the ceremony