Shakespeare was a very involved and exciting piece to sculpt. Any time I create a piece, especially one of this magnitude, I try to close myself off from the world and totally get into that ‘zone’. For a few months I was reading every play and watching every program or production I could find on Shakespeare. I particularly enjoyed the biographies and controversies on whether or not one man could really have had all the knowledge necessary to create such a vast array of work.
The most difficult part of creating my life-size Shakespeare was to quit working on it. Trying to represent him and his work was like trying to sculpt all of humanity in just one figure. The bench ended up being my storyboard and it could have gone on ad infinitum!
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts…” -William Shakespeare (As You Like It” Act II Scene VII)
–Gary Lee Price
|Shakespeare 53″ (Bronze)|
|Dimensions 53″H x 74″W x 42″D|
|Weight 950 lbs|
|Shakespeare 18″ (Bronze)|
|Dimensions 18″H x 25″W x 14″D|
|Weight 50 lbs|