It seems we keep pulling out our carving tools lately.
First it was potato stamp cartouches, now it’s clay sculptures.
I had planned for Sprite to do some drawing in the Egyptian style, but she was more inclined to reproduce a three dimensional object.
I’m flexible. Why not?
She chose the famous Tutankhamen mask.
I didn’t intervene at all. I just gave her the tools. Through trial and error, she learned what was the best order for putting the pieces together. There were a few instances of taking things off and then putting them back on at a later stage in the process.
I love how she hollowed out eye sockets and then put in “eye balls.”
The book pictured here is Ancient Egyptian Art from the Art in History series. We have a few of these titles, and I really like the way they give a concise overview of art in various time periods. They are full of photographs (as an art book really must be) and vocabulary.