There is a point in any sculpture when the clay form begins to ‘make sense’. It starts to become a person. Your relationship to the portrait strengthens. Yes, you are still struggling with a few structural issues. But now you want the portrait to evoke the feeling suggested by the sitter in the pose, and evoke the character of the sitter. For me it includes yet is beyond a likeness. When your sitter is family – like Jennifleur – my compulsion to want the sculpture to ‘be’ them becomes quite overwhelming. I want to breathe life into the sculpture. Starting work on the eyes, shifts the sculpture to this next level. But there is still much work to be done.