I just returned from a 3-day sculpture seminar with sculptor Rosalind Cook. Here is the piece I began during the class and as you can see I still have a bit of work to do. The medium is clay (the kind that never dries). The figure is supported by an 18" armature. The piece was inspired by my imagination of our Blessed Mother as a girl going about the country collecting herbs and flowers and admiring God's creation. The clothing is not very historical but then again I am still playing around with it. There is a space in her right hand to put a real flower or herb and I am sorry I did not put that in the picture. I will try to post a finished picture with a something real in her hand so you can see the whole thing. And I must say that I really, really enjoyed the class! It was my first time playing around with sculpture and I just love working in 3-d! I want to pursue it more it is just a matter of where to go next. Any ideas would be great! Thanks.