Saturday, May 19, 2012
Bronze relief, 9 x 9 x 1"
My sculpture professor, Robert C. Thomas, spent a year studying with Ossip Zadkine in his studio in Paris after World War II. I can see Zadkine's influence in Bob's work. Bob liked this relief I did after I moved to Virginia. Whenever I see it, I am reminded of a relief portrait of Bob's that was part of a faculty exhibit at the UCSB Art Museum when I first arrived as an art student the year before I signed up for Bob's sculpture class. I thought about his relief when I was working on this one. Not sure if Bob made the connection. Maybe he did.