This sculpture was commissioned for a building in Waltham, MA. I revised the initial proposal for a figure into something more abstract that conveyed a feeling of embracing compassion without subsiding into cloying literalism.
I had some steel wheel spacers from my local dump that inspired the rounded forms. I began with a concept I developed in 3D Studio and after establishing the basic movements I let go of the sketch and winged it. Because we could not attach it to the building as originally planned, I suggested incorporating a base as part of the overall design. It takes it up to about 7'
The title of the piece is red Tara, after the Buddhist deity of the same name. She is best know for her compassion.
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