“Hmm … maybe we should’ve started you on sculpting earlier, Don.”
I can still hear my friend and former middle school art teacher, Brenda Gentile, saying those supportive words in a rich Southern accent. At the time (many moons ago … around 1992 or 1993), I was obsessed with Francis Ford Coppola’s new Dracula film. Our art class had recently been allotted the luxury of a kiln, thus a foray into sculpting was attempted. I chose to sculpt Dracula and his three brides, basing them off of the movie designs by Eiko Ishioka.
Long lost at this juncture, those figurines allowed me to dip my toes into the art of sculpting. Unfortunately, I missed out on revisiting sculpture during my college years. Recently however, with Sparky and T.I.E.K.U.T, I’ve jumped into the wire armature deep end. Maybe some future Sparky and T.I.E.K.U.T. figurines can be arranged?
– Don Gaddis