There are two versions of this statue, which some
say is my best work. The first time I tried to cast this pose, I had a
bad area, the left shoulderblade, so I recast it and did better [which
became the one above.] Later I repaired the first mold and cast
it as well [below].
So while I want $2500 for this one, I'll let the
second one go for $1000. The second statue (which includes the head) was
displayed at the Pyramid Club downtown for a long time.
The wood helps the composition but isn't structurally
necessary. You could mount either of these on a wall in a shallow niche
or on a little shelf.
Fiberglass-reinforced Hydrocal is amazingly strong.
I have carried this piece around by the left arm, which is not connected
to the lower torso, with no problem.