SCULPTING TADZIO from DEATH IN VENICE
I was delighted last year to be contacted by Criterion Films asking me to consider creating the cover for their Blu-Ray and DVD restoration of Luchino Visconti's classic 1971 movie Death In Venice. The idea was to make a sculpture of the character of Tadzio from the film that would look like he was ageing or decaying. After
completing the piece last October I'm thrilled to see the movie released
in the UK this month.
Go to -
Criterion for more details on the release,
Sculpting Tadzio for an article on how the piece was produced.
A sheet of clay has been flattened to about a cm thick. The sheet has been stood upright and joined to form a tube. Using the hand inside the tube, shapes are pushed out from the inside, taking care not to touch the outside, which would leave fingermarks. Support around the base of th tube prevents it from collapsing.