This rough-hewn modernist Copland is rather different than my other pieces...he came out as rather of a surprise, but , but so do all of my pieces.
A few years back, my wife was looking for a bust of her favorite composer for the piano, and we realized that nobody has made busts of composers since the days of Brahms and Wagner. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and a few 19th century greats ---no one from the 20th century. As a sculptor and music afficionado, I felt it was my duty to start making the molds. The finished sculptures are all hand cast and finished. Hydro-stone casts are given a patina with a mixture of graphite and in de-natured alcohol & food coloring.