The studio had been invited to participate in a group show in Long Island City. We elected to make a life-sized sculpture of our landlord.
These images were taken about three hours into the sweaty-hot party and his nose had already begun to disappear. But you get the idea.
I think we had nine blocks budgeted for this piece. Our landlord was a good sport and let us photograph him 360º. Its a difficult task to turn the images from photographs into drawings on a life-sized sculpture and I won't go into detail about it here. But, basically, if you can draw quickly and make a likeness of a person in a few lines you probably would have the skills to get better at this kind of thing.
For me, this was half a day on the floor (building and rough-carving) and another half-day in the freezer. This is about the most time we would spend on a sculpture. Usually all the work is done on the studio floor and only on rare occasions is the freezer used as a workspace.