Most of Sharon Loper’s sculptures are of human and animal forms. Her female figures are often elongated and posed in very statuesque and serene ways. They seem mysterious. Note the eyes of this sculpture; they impart an almost other-worldly look. Loper works initially in clay in a very contemporary direct style. You can see the way she added clay to the sculpture and can find her tool marks as well. The finished clay model was taken to a foundry and cast into bronze using the lost wax method of casting.
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
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