The Green Lady

Mabel, Age 14

  • Model
  • Pottery
  • 255(w) 245(h) 72(d) mm

I was inspired to create this piece by the idea of the Green Man who is represented in many cultures all over the world as a representation of the cycle of growth each spring and is most commonly depicted as a head made of foliage. However, I decided to create a piece with a bit of a twist on myth and came up with the idea to sculpt a green lady out of clay in pot form. I enjoyed this process greatly as I don’t often create pieces in 3D but found the experience very rewarding and I am pleasantly surprised with the results. Furthermore, I used real foliage to create imprints on to clay to make the plants on her face more realistic creating a more natural look.