To check that all was OK and ready to begin the full size sculpture, I made an appointment with Brenda where we discussed final details. The stairway landing was selected as the preferred destination because it was a magnificent focal point for people using the stairway and would also be visible from upstairs, downstairs and outside the window. This offered an abundance of headroom for the sculpture but limited the base width. Challenge... to make the base sturdy enough to prevent someone from inadvertently toppling the sculpture.
The sculpture was named "Celebration", signifying a person jumping up in celebration after completing an artistic performance. One question that arose is "Where are Celebration's clothes?" She is actually wearing a dance leotard but the lack of detail infers that she could be naked. Hmmm.... Arts tend to be very accepting of the human form and celebrate its beauty but is Celebration too risqué for the youth of the GYMC? I could easily add a small skirt to the form. After discussions with several people, I chose to let the sculpture decide. I'll build the form of the full size sculpture similar to the scale model then try adding a skirt at the wire mesh stage. If it adds to the visual the skirt stays but if its heavy weight distorts the balance the skirt will be removed.
Celebration is presently standing on our kitchen counter in front of a window that causes her to look different as the outdoor light changes. So beautiful.