Aug 26 2013

BEETHOVEN


Beethoven Monument from New York’s Central Park was the challenge here in 2012. With only a few photos for reference this oversized bust was a labor of love but a bit stressful for me. In looking for reference before I started this, I found that there are hundreds of sculptures of Beethoven busts that people have done over the years and they all look different. Different artists depicting different times in his life as well as the artists own interpretations just confused me more. So I took the two images I had originally been supplied with and did my best to come up with the missing information that allowed me to finish this piece. This was about five times normal size which made it a ‘monumental’ piece.