Thursday, February 5, 2009

Acanthus as Architectural Sculpture

Working on a very large Corinthian Capital- over six feet tall with lots of acanthus leaves. It wasn't until I started sculpting acanthus foliage for architecture that I recognized the plant from my childhood..... those scratchy tall flowers with the big leaves that grew in the wet shade. Didn't like it at all then. Now I have Hollands Gold (bright yellow green) and the standard acanthus mollis with dark green leaves. Seems only fitting to have them growing in my scuptor's garden when they've helped me pay my bills.

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