BLACK TUESDAY ... 1929 stock market crash by Dale M Sumner

This is my largest piece to date completed October 1, 2019. Scale is life-size. BLACK TUESDAY is an enigmatic sculpt as you can see with the portion of the left arm missing that holds the briefcase and the characters entire right arm is missing. This is plaster cast and coated in iron. I applied many chemicals to patina the iron to the shade I wanted. Key to this pieces character is the hand sanding. Started with an 800 grit working to a 3000 grit for the actual polish. Story behind the story: The alligator briefcase ... represents this character was "the best of the best" and in the blink of a day, he lost it all except for his elegant suit and alligator briefcase. Then starts "The Great Depression"

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