The Statue Story:
Sculpture is a very broad topic in every aspect. Depending on the theme, you can show many possibilities and realize how much there is still to learn ... This was also the case when I started carving a series of gorillas. Firstly I carved heads, then busts, and in the end whole figures. Only then I realized that in order to start building the shape of a sculpture, you need to get to know the anatomy of an animal.
So I came up with idea of sculpting only skulls, which during carving gave me the opportunity to deeply analyze the anatomy and shape. For me, going this path, in search of a suitable shape, was of colossal importance in understanding the form of a gorilla's skull and head. Shaping skulls is very interesting to me and I will come back to it in my future projects.
The basis for building the sculpture is the arrangement of the main body and this is what I focus on the most. Every time I start sculpting a head gorilla skull firstly, I am thinking about an idea and emotions I want to express in the sculpture. For me the detail is less important and plays a main role at a later stage.