The Photo of the Month posts stopped in February this year after 10 photographs, one painting and a clever mock-up of a famous beer label. With fewer photos and more artistic creations, the series title made less sense, but I’ve received so many excellent examples of work inspired by David and his music, as you can see by today’s chosen piece, I’ve had to bring it back.
I’ll let Lance explain his work-in-progress:
I wanted to sculpt David as he is pretty much the guitar Messiah as far as I’m concerned – ‘and I should know I’ve followed a few’!
Not just for the countless brilliant solos and vocals, but for being the George Bailey of rock’s Building and Loan. Without him the world would be a far less enjoyable place – it is nearly Christmas after all!
From an aesthetic point of view the individual facial features are quite unusual, but together they obviously make a pretty good looking bloke (even bald), the aim of this early portrait is to capture as much of that sparkle as possible. It should be close to life-sized, given that the distance between David’s pupils are roughly equal to the distance between fret 1 and fret 3 on a Stratocaster? I know – sad on so many levels!
Please note that, remarkably, Lance is not a professional sculptor. He welcomes any feedback and promises to keep us updated as to how the piece develops.
You can see his finished sculptures here.
My continued apologies to anyone who has sent me their very own work of art and is still waiting to see it featured here. There’ll be more this week and next.
If you haven’t seen what’s in the gallery… You really are a talented bunch.
Thanks again, Lance.