Avedon Sculpture


Medium. Sculpture, Sculpee

Client. Personal






While at Blue Sky Studios, Mike Defeo, then head of the modeling department, offered a maquette sculpting class to his guys. Although I was a lighter at the time, he was nice enough to let me join. He asked us to bring a sketch for our proposed project to the first class. I brought this Richard Avedon photograph of his father.


(c) Richard Avedon

Mike was understandably taken aback and took some convincing to let me tackle it. As the project went on, it evolved into more of a skin texture study for me – an opportunity to learn from a master hard to pass up.




Later the same day that I finally labeled it finished, Richard Avedon passed away.