Pope Francis

 

This is part of the group of 110 busts of Pope Francis that I have hand painted for Buca di Beppo restaurants around the United States. I sculpted the bust in clay, had a mold and resin casts produced, and then brushed multiple layers of paint to give him a life-like flesh tone appearance as per the clients request. Doing so is risky...done poorly would compromise sculptural integrity. These are destined for each restaurant's "Pope Room", serving under a display case as the centerpiece on a large circular table.

 

Photo by Casi Sandeman