This image diagram represents the beginnings of a life-sized armature chart/guide, to help me map out the wire proportions for a life sized armature (based on a 7 1/2-inch head figure). The first step was to draw out in pencil seven 4″ squares representing the heads. Then I filled them in with alternating colors of green and blue, painted on a large sheet of plywood with acrylics.
Essentially, this wire armature has 3 main separated wires, with each wire color represented by the brown, blue and orange. The yellow dots represent the key landmarks of the body (seventh cervical, pit of the neck, acromion process, width of the acetablum, the halfway point of the body, and the knee joints).
It is not often that one sees life-sized “nude” outdoor sculpture in New York. You could imagine my surprise as I stumbled upon these four cement figures perched upon a 12 ft. cinder-blocked wall, adorned with graffiti and barbed-wire. A perfect clear blue sky surrounded these figures. What a perfect backdrop, I thought. I wonder who sculpted them? And how did they get them up on the wall? (I found out later from one of my Art Students League friend that some guy Matt is the sculptor of as least one of them.) Terrific.