Sarah Lopez | “The Stone’s Keeper”

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This is a character inspired by the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rat and by the works of James Jean. I imagined the head and body as two symmetrical spheres that I could subtract from a ball of clay. I focused on contours, positive and negative spaces, and imitated the look of flowing fabric by creating folds on the robe-like garment. The Stone's Keeper depicts a noble and stoic demeanor on its face. I used smooth and rough texture tools to carve the snout, and added nylon thread to create whiskers. It holds a Jasper stone which serves as a focal point for the sculpture and represents balance.