(3rd Place – Sculpture)
School: Juneau-Douglas High School
I learned a lot doing this project. I did two more, very different busts after this one, but this is perhaps the most expressive. I worked really hard on the proportions. I wanted his ribs to show, so he doesn’t look very healthy. It took a long time to decide whether to glaze or paint. I wanted the skin to look pale and realistic. In the end, I used a sponge and applied translucent layers of different colors. It’s ceramic, acrylic paint, and aluminum foil over the jewelry. The fish-hook is real.