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terra cotta terracotta

Torso Elsa

28" x 7" x 7"

terra cotta, terra sigillata, travertine

These figures emerge from a very wet block of clay in a spontaneous subtractive process.  The manipulation of the clay creates gestural marks of the hand and fingers that become part of the texture and folds of the finished piece. Multiple layers of thin white terra sigillata are applied before color is added with mason stains.