Using descriptions, photographs, paintings and drawings of Virginia, I was able to recreate a 3-D sculpture which I hope gives some idea of her wit, wisdom, vulnerability and strengths.
Some notes on the difference between seeing and perception when working on a portrait
MAKING A PORTRAIT OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Starting from roughing out the clay on an armature in my Warwickshire studio, this series of images and short film clips follows the progress up to the casting in plaster
Working on the wonderful mass of hair that Virginia had was quite a challenge…
These stills show the right and left views of the clay model as it comes towards completion