Fired Clay Stone
35cm (H) x 35cm (W) x 35cm (L)

Man Bust, a striking sculpture by Nina Summers, captures the essence of a figure inspired by an Aboriginal portrait from a book that deeply moved the artist. This piece, measuring 35cm in height, width, and length, is meticulously crafted from stone clay and brought to life through the intricate process of kiln firing under a reduction method.

This specialised technique enhances the sculpture’s texture, drawing out the iron within the clay to create a unique, earthy patina that accentuates the subject's features. The result is a compelling representation of the Aboriginal man, characterised by the distinct style of his hair and his intense, captivating gaze.

Nina's skill in modelling and firing has created a piece that reflects her artistic expertise, ans pays homage to the rich cultural heritage that inspired it.