There is so much to enjoy in the process of sculpting in clay. Once I begin a new piece, I rarely work in wet clay for more than 3 months. I’m always too impatient to see it completed.
It is possible to keep a wet clay form moist a workable for a year or more. It requires a strong sealed plastic wrap and periodic re-wetting. You may find mold will begin to grow on the clay. Spraying with a mixture of vinegar and water can help minimize the mold.
So above you can see more of the individual identities in the faces being refined. A friend suggested these were the four muses. In Greek mythology was Thalia the muse of comedy, Melpomene was Muse of tragedy, Terpsichore Muse the Dance, and Calliope was the Muse of Poetry or song.
I will keep working and see what develops. Please add your thoughts or comments.