A Heroic, Figurative, Torso Study of the Greek Goddess, Artemis
After completing a commission for a classically inspired, monumental, male torso, of the Greek god, Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, renowned for his physical beauty, it seemed only right to sculpt a companion female torso. Apollo’s twin sister, Artemis, was the obvious choice. I have sculpted her in a mirror image of her brother’s triumphant pose, and together they make a very impressive duo.
I started by sculpting this 1/4 scale maquette, to work out the finer points of Artemis’ form and pose, before stating work on the monumental sculpture. As you can see, I have sculpted her as a beautiful, lithe, athletic, young woman, as befits this strong, self sufficient, goddess. Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt, famed for her beauty, chastity and skill with a bow. She was also known as the goddess of the moon, so the cool white patina version of this bronze fits perfectly!