Portrait of Julia C. R. Dorr

Julia is in-progress. Her portrait will be the ninth sculpture to join the Rutland Sculpture Trail (VT).

Design Revealed for Julia Dorr Sculpture

Julia Dorr Sculpture Trail Press Release

Rutland Sculpture Trail

Rutland Herald

Rutland Free Library

The plaster model.
The clay model.

OBVERSE: Fern, Harebell, Hemlock, Honeybee, Lichen, Monarch Butterfly, Wild Honeysuckle

REVERSE: Actias luna, Bird’s nest, Chrysalis, Hermit Thrush, Sarcoscypha coccinea, Spring Peeper, Viola palmata

Quotes below are by Julia C. R. Dorr (public domain).

OVER THE WALL
THE FALLOW FIELD
Some of the abundant, gracious models.
MY MOCKINGBIRD
One way to check your scale as the sun pours in…I listen to my mocking-bird sing from dawn until dusk. Now and again his courtship antics still…he flies over, peers in.
COME WHAT MAY
The 3D work began with crumpled newspaper taped to a pipe and flange (firmly affixed to a stable board) because the 1.5 life-size model would be quite heavy if created in solid clay. Many papers were ultimately recycled for the armature (I focused upon positive or poetic words/phrases, word searches, and crossword puzzles). The door is for scale for Dorr, and here you can see decisions being made about the shoulders, etc.
EXPIATION
The concept sketch for a monument to author and philanthropist Julia C. R. Dorr (graphite and gouache on paper).