I finished off this sculpture in clay class last week- he’s almost dry now and should be fired in the next week or so. He’s a re-creation of a Latin American figurine I found in a reference book once.
I used the same reference photo for the logo of a fair trade cafe three or four years ago (which unfortunately never came about)…
“Ya Basta” is Spanish, roughly translating as “enough is enough”. It was used as a slogan by activist groups in Latin America. As the fair trade cafe was all about promoting change and action, the name seemed appropriate.
This week in clay class I finished off a model of a yak. Why? I’d seen some billboards around town with big yaks on them. Later, a drawing of a yak turned up in my sketchbook. Then when I was looking for inspiration in clay class, I found the drawing of the yak, and it seemed like it would be fun to make one. So… that’s why I made a yak.
He’s got lots of little clay crumbs on him at the moment, but once he’s dried off this week, I’ll brush them off. I may paint him later as well.