Portrait of My Wife
Plaster Q: What was your concept behind your work?
LR: My concepts consist of the continuation of traditional techniques to achieve a high quality piece. I work mainly with the human figure and I convey the emotion i want either through pose or the subtle distinctions that make people individuals.
Q: Explain the technique and/or process you used for the piece.
LR: My work is done first in oil based modeling clay, and when I have arrived at the finishing point I move on to making the mold. Once the mold is finished I then cast it in plaster and paint the plaster to give the appearance I want.
Momentum Tulsa 2009 includes visual art by artists aged 30 and younger. The exhibition is free and open at Living Arts, 307 E Brady, Tulsa, until October 24. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 1-5 pm, until 9 pm on Thursday and Friday.
Curators Scott Perkins & Frank Wick selected 93 artworks by 66 artists from all over the state for the exhibition. Also, three Spotlight artists created bodies of work on display, Nick Bayer, Dustin Boise, and Emily Kern. Intern Ashley Romano interviewed the artists to learn about their creative process. Watch for more profiles throughout the run of the exhibition.